MARQUETTE - A shooting in the Birchgrove mobile home park early this morning sent one man to the hospital with two gunshot wounds to the legs.
According to the Marquette City Police Department, a 24-year-old Sayner, Wis., man was taken to Marquette General Hospital where he was treated and released after being shot twice in the legs with a .22-caliber handgun.
The suspect's name is being withheld pending arraignment.
He is currently lodged in the Marquette County Jail on charges of home invasion - second offense, malicious destruction of property and drunk and disorderly.
According to Marquette police, officers responded to a possible breaking and entering in progress at 500 Pioneer Road No. 23 at 5:12 a.m. today.
Police said they had responded, roughly 15 minutes prior to that time, to a separate call concerning the same suspect, who had been pounding on the door of a different residence. Police said he moved along on his own, but eventually returned to the area.
Police said the suspect - who they identified as homeless - was pounding on the door of the residence where the shooting occurred and yelling for a woman. Police said the woman did not live in that residence and had never lived in that trailer park.
The owner of the residence told the suspect to leave and that he lived alone.
Police said the suspect began damaging vehicles parked in the yard by punching and kicking them before returning to the front door of the residence to pound on it again.
The home owner told the suspect to leave a second time, through the closed front door.
Police said the suspect then began damaging vehicles again before he kicked in the side door of the residence while the home owner dialed 911 and yelled at the suspect to leave.
The home owner then fired three rounds at the suspect with a .22-caliber handgun, two of which hit him in the legs.
Police said the suspect fled the scene and was found a short time later by responding officers.
Police are not releasing the name of the home owner.
An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.