SACO — Police say a home intrusion that led to two people being shot was not a random event.

Around 2:45 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call from Steven Chabot of 25 Hillview Ave., that at least two people had been shot, according to a prepared statement from the Saco Police Department.

Police discovered Chabot, 55, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds that he said were from an unknown intruder. Police found a house guest of the Chabots, Rachel Owens, 55, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, suffering from gunshot wounds in an upstairs bedroom, according to police.

Steven Chabot’s wife, Carol, 55, was not injured, said police.

An intruder allegedly forced entry into the home, said police, and the Chabots were awoken by the noise. Upon confrontation by the armed intruder, the Chabots sought refuge in separate rooms, according to police. Steven Chabot was struck several times by gunfire, and Carol Chabot hid under some furniture and was unharmed, said police.

Owens was attacked in a separate bedroom and suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

Steven Chabot and Owens were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, said Saco Police Chief Bradley Paul at a press conference Thursday morning.

The attack is being investigated by Saco Police with assistance by the State Police Major Crimes Unit.

We do not believe there is any threat to the greater Saco community at this time. We do not feel that this was a random home invasion,” said Paul during the press conference.

He said it is believed that there was only one person who invaded the home.

“The people that reside at the home have no kind of connection of the type somebody might apply to a home invasion. They were just homeowners that lived in the neighborhood,” he said.

— Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected]



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