Brothers terrorized in home invasion in north Harris County


A masked gunman barged inside and surprised a family before shooting Thursday morning. Jose Rangel was working at the time, but he showed us how the unidentified burglar kicked in his front door before terrorizing his 22-year-old and 13-year-old sons, who were home alone.

Victim Uriel Rangel said, "He started punching my brother."

Uriel told me he woke up to the commotion and rushed into the living room to check on his brother Jose. The teen says he was afraid when the gunman threatened them, ordered them to the ground and began demanding money. Uriel says the intruder then made him get up and ordered him to the bedrooms.

"He got all of our PS3 right here, games, and then he got the laptop from right there," Uriel explained. "We just came back in and my brother started hitting him from the back."

The family says the thief fired two shots. One bullet grazed the 22-year-old victim's head.

The gunman drove off in the family's Honda as the 13-year-old ran to a neighbor's house to get help. That car was later found abandoned at a mobile home park less than a mile away.

The victims' worried father says the thief needs to get a job, and leave hard working people alone.

Deputies say this remains an ongoing investigation. Right now they are processing the family's stolen car and other items for evidence that could help identify the burglar.

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