By Staff

LYNN (CBS) — A suspected car thief is in the hospital with gunshot wounds Sunday after the owner of the car he allegedly stole shot him.

Lynn Police said a South Common Street resident was moving cars in their driveway when a man jumped into one of them which was running. The resident shot at the thief but he drove away.

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The suspect then went to Goodridge Street and ditched the car for an unattended, running car that was outside a pizza shop.

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Police chased the driver into Swampscott where he crashed at the intersection of Ellis and Paradise streets.

The driver is now at Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The man who shot the suspect called police after the incident and is cooperating with the investigation. Staff