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Home invasion suspect shot in the chest, two others are on the loose

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - A man was shot in the chest during a home invasion in eastern Pueblo County Sunday night. It's unclear who pulled the trigger

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, it started around 1:30 a.m. when the victim, who was asleep, heard a noise in her living room.

The woman went to investigate, and found three men standing in her kitchen with her television.

Investigators say one of the men held a gun to the woman's head and ordered her to the ground. A second man, dressed in a red shirt and red pants, stayed in another room but she could hear him talking to the third burglar.

The woman told deputies the men were ordering her to give them more valuables when a gun went off. The woman looked up to see blood on the wall of the kitchen. The three man took off running.

While deputies were investigating the home invasion, Carlos Vigil, 27, was admitted to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The home invasion victim identified Vigil as one of the suspects. It's unclear who shot Vigil, or if the shooting was intentional or an accident.

Deputies are standing guard over Vigil until he is medically cleared to go to jail. In addition to the charges of aggravated robbery, first degree burglary, and felony menacing he faces, Vigil has an active Domestic Violence warrant.

"This is one of the most cowardly types of crimes", said Sheriff Kirk Taylor, "breaking into a family home holding a mother at gunpoint while her children sleep only a room away.  We are going to find these other two suspects. We have solid leads we are investigating right now."

Sheriff Taylor also encourages anyone with information on this crime to call Pueblo Crimestoppers at 719-542-STOP (7867), or the Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 719-583-6250.

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