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Shot Fired During Home Invasion Robbery in Eastlake

No one was injured in the shooting and the suspects got away, police said

One shot was fired during a home invasion robbery Saturday night in Eastlake, police said.

The robbery took place around 10:30 p.m. in the neighborhood next to Otay Ranch Town Center, according to the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD).

Two suspects robbed the house and one shot was fired outside the home on Claret Cup Drive, Chula Vista police Lt. Gino Grippo said.

Police swarmed the neighborhood just minutes after the shot rang out.

Megan Karmes, the victim's girlfriend, was inside the home and called police when the robbery happened.

"It's a scary feeling, you have no idea who they are," she said. "They're just coming into their house."

Frightened neighbors heard Karmes screaming. Isabel Ramirez, who lives across the street, said her 21-year-old son ran after the suspects.

"He said the guy turned, pointed the gun at his face and told him back off," she said. "And then we heard the shot."

For a few tense moments, Ramirez thought her son was shot.

No one was hurt in the shooting, police said but it has left Ramirez and some of her other neighbors with an uneasy feeling.

"Not safe, not safe knowing that it happened," she said. "Now we can't even leave our windows open at night. We don't feel safe."

Police have not released a detailed description of the suspect, but neighbors say the two men were dressed in all black.

Several items were recovered during the search for the suspects, but the two got way, Grippo said.

Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to call the Chula Vista Police Department or Crime Stoppers 

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