Police: man shot after entering wrong home

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A Carbondale man is shot in the shoulder after police say he walked into the wrong home.

It happened just after 2 in the morning on Christmas Eve at a home on Stahl Street in Washington.

Police got the call for a possible home invasion.

When they got there, they say 29 year-old Casey Rice was on the ground with a gunshot wound.

Police say Rice and his wife had been out drinking with friends and family and walked back to what they thought was their relative’s home. According to police, the home they intended to go to and where they were planning on staying for the night was actually three blocks away.

Police say the homeowner shot Rice after a brief confrontation. A woman who also lives at the residence called 9-1-1.

Casey was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

The homeowner was also taken to the hospital with chest pain related to the incident.

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