Police: Scarborough man shot in his sleep

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SCARBOROUGH — An Ash Swamp Road man was shot while he was asleep early Monday morning by at least one intruder who police say entered through an unlocked door.

Police at midday were still searching for the shooter.

Bruce Glidden, 47, of 104 Ash Swamp Road, sustained “non-threatening gunshot wounds” to his lower torso. Glidden’s wife, Amy, and the couple’s two children were home and asleep when Glidden was shot, Sgt. John O’Malley said Monday morning.

One of the children called the Police Department around 1:30 a.m. to report the shooting, O’Malley said.

The family members awoke to the sound of gunfire, according to the Police Department Facebook page, which said, “No threats were made to family members and suspect(s) fled scene immediately after shooting.”

Glidden was being treated at Maine Medical Center.

No suspects or weapon were found, and it was not known whether anything was taken from the residence, O’Malley said. Detectives were searching the neighborhood.

A press conference was scheduled at police headquarters, at 246 U.S. Route 1, Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.

“This appears to be a targeted event,” according to the Facebook page. “Members of the public are asked to remain vigilant, aware of their surroundings and report anything suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Scarborough Police at 883-6361 or the anonymous crime tip hotline at 730-GET’M (4386).”