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      Boone County man shot by masked home invaders

      A man was shot Monday morning by one of three masked men who kicked in the front door of his Boone County home.

      A man was shot Monday morning by one of three masked men who kicked in the front door of his Boone County home.

      It happened just before 5 a.m. in the 5300-block of Trikalla Drive in the Lake of the Woods area east of Columbia.

      The man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

      A 37-year-old woman and five-year-old boy were in the home at the time of the invasion but weren??t hurt, according to Boone County Sheriff??s detective Tom O??Sullivan.

      The suspects were described as black males, one of which was wearing a black shirt.

      Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.