Teen Shot in Violent Home Invasion

Intruders entered home through unlocked door

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    TK
    NBC San Diego
    A police officer is seen talking to the victims of a violent home invasion in Chula Vista.

    Police are searching for two suspects in a violent invasion in Chula Vista Tuesday night, according to police.

    Three adults, two toddlers and a 17-year-old boy were inside the home on 5th Ave. at about 10:40 p.m. when two men, one armed with a shotgun, walked through an unlocked door and told everyone to get down, according to police.

    One of the suspects asked the grandmother if there was anyone else inside the home, according to police. She then called for the 17-year-old to come into the room.

    Teen Shot in Violent Home Invasion

    [DGO] Teen Shot in Violent Home Invasion
    Intruders entered home through unlocked door.

    “As the 17-year-old entered the leaving room from the back bedroom, the suspect fired the shotgun striking the victim in the face, neck and shoulder,” said Capt. Gary Wedge.

    The suspects then fled the scene empty handed, according to police.

    “We have no idea why they shot at him. There was very minimal conversation between the victims and the suspects,” said Lt. Ron Redmond.

    The victim was transported to UCSD Trauma Center and has minor injuries.

    The suspects are described as in their mid to late 20s, standing at 5' 8" and 180 pounds. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red stripe across the front, with another wearing a a grey sweatshirt.

    Police said there were multiple calls regarding home invasions in the Logan Avanue and Mountain View between 10:45 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday. But they are unsure if the invasions are connected.

    Anyone with any information about this crime is encouraged to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151.