A Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman says one man was shot and seriously wounded during an apparent robbery attempt Tuesday night at a home near Lake Stevens, Wash.

Spokeswoman Shari Ireton says a homeowner and a male friend were working on a car in a garage when two armed men entered with their faces covered. She says the homeowner's friend grabbed a gun from a vehicle and shot one of the intruders. The other intruder ran away. The homeowner called 911.

The wounded man, believed to be 41, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. Ireton says the homeowner, a man in his 30s, was taken to an Everett hospital for a medical evaluation.