Father and son shot during home invasion in SW Houston

May 4, 2012 4:49:32 PM PDT
At least four men are still on the run after a violent home invasion that sent a father and son to a hospital.

Investigators say the two men were shot when a group of men forced their way into their southwest Houston home.

You can see the front door at this home in the 12100 block of Meadow Place knocked off its hinges. Police say four to five armed men forced their way into the home at about 1:30pm Friday. A husband, wife and their son were all home at the time. Investigators tell us the husband was shot twice in the leg, while the wife forced to the ground. The son was shot in the arm.

Police responded, after first responding to another disturbance they said might be related at a nearby apartment complex.

"I was right there, a couple houses down," said Valencia Webber.

She didn't see or hear the shootings, but did watch as her neighbors were rushed to the hospital in ambulances.

"I'm on edge right now. I'm really on edge. Nothing like this has ever happened and I'm extremely scared," Webber said.

Police don't know what motivated the attack. They don't think it was drug related. They say the suspects got away with about $300 cash.

"I'd never expect something like this, ever," said neighbor Zied Billeh.

We saw what appears to be blood inside the home as well as on the sidewalk. Authorities say the blood on the sidewalk is from the son who ran from the house.

Residents who have lived here going on two decades say they don't remember anything here ever this violent.

"Myself, I'm a little nervous right now," said neighbor Mike Lane. "We don't have this type of activity in our neighborhood. We really don't."

"It's kinda weird. It's scary. Something like this happening in your neighborhood. It really hits home," said neighbor Linnie Phillips.

We're told both shooting victims are expected to survive.

Police so far have not released a description of any suspect, but they say they are looking for four or five males who are believed to have fled the scene in a gray Dodge Intrepid or Stratus.

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