Police say the owner of a trailer shot a man suspected of stealing his trailer in  a neighborhood on the southwest side.

Two men reportedly stole the trailer around 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning on Painted Horse Street, near Old Pearsall Road and War Cloud.

Police say the owner followed the two men and confronted them. Gunfire was exchanged and one of the men was hit by birdshot from a shotgun. The other man took off.

The man who was shot was taken to University Hospital in stable condition. Police are investigating.