Home-invasion gunbattle

first_imgThe injured suspects were found at Antelope Valley Hospital, where they were treated for injuries and held under guard, Gillis said. The detective said it was not immediately known if the robbery attempt was gang-related, but he said no drugs were found at the home. Gillis interviewed one of the injured suspects but said he could not comment on any specifics for fear it could compromise an ongoing investigation. The male victim, his wife and three children – including a 3-year-old and an infant – live in the home. “When you have people coming into a home at that hour and shooting people arbitrarily, that’s troublesome,” Gillis said. PALMDALE – An 8-year-old girl was among four people seriously injured early Thursday when a home-invasion robbery attempt turned into a gunfight, sheriff’s deputies said. About 5 a.m., four intruders entered a home on the 1600 block of East Avenue Q-10 where a family with three young children lived, a sheriff’s detective assigned to investigate the case said. Detective Robert Gillis said the men fired gunshots after entering the home, hitting a man and his 8-year-old daughter. The man returned fire, chasing the intruders from his home, Gillis said. Two of the robbers were injured, and all fled in a burgundy Ford Excursion. Paramedics treated the girl and her father at the scene. Both were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with serious injuries but by mid-day were in stable condition, Gillis said. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more