Kosovo prime minister's home attacked
Police later said they had arrested a 19-year-old ethnic Albanian man suspected in the shooting. They said they found the suspect, who is known to authorities, after a tip from his father.
The teenager has a wound to his arm, leading police to believe he was shot in a shootout with Thaci's security guards.
Thaci condemned the assault as an attack upon his family and urged Kosovo's citizens to remain calm.
"Last night my family was attacked," Thaci told reporters in the capital, Pristina. "Like any parent and husband I am happy that my family is safe."
"No one will have the power to threaten independence, democratic order, rule of law, the freedom and security of the citizen of the Republic of Kosovo," Thaci said.
Police said the teenager told investigators he did not know he was breaking into the prime minister's house and that he had only wanted to steal something.
Police said Thaci's security guards spotted one person trying to break into the two-story house from the balcony of the top floor. They exchanged fire with an unknown number of assailants, who did not manage to get into the house. The attackers escaped but at least one was believed to be injured as traces of blood were found.
Thaci, the former political head of Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels, the Kosovo Liberation Army, is regarded as the key figure in pushing for Kosovo's independence from Serbia. Kosovo declared independence on Feb. 17 following close coordination with Western capitals. The declaration is fiercely opposed by Serbia.