ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Eagle River man was shot as he confronted a prowler outside his home.

Anchorage police say the shot was fired early Thursday by a man in a parked car. The prowler after the shooting got into the red compact car and fled.

Police took a call on the shooting at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officers drove to Regency Drive in Eagle River and found the resident with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

He was taken to a hospital with injuries that police describe as non-life-threatening.

The shooting victim described the prowler as a white man about 6 feet tall wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and jeans.

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