Family in Shock after Home Invasion, One Injured

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- One Stateline family is still in shock after they say two masked and armed men burst into their home and started firing on Friday evening.

Melissa Lewis says the worst part of the home invasion was that a seven year old boy was in the room when gunfire broke out. Fortunately, the boy wasn't injured. Police say there are differing accounts of what happened last night at the home at 3026 9th Street. Investigators say a 22 year old male entered through a back door and was followed by two suspects. A fight broke out and one of the suspects fired his gun, hitting the victim in the leg and arm. Both suspects fled with an unknown amount of cash. Lewis says the victim is a friend of another family member, and after this, she's going to be extra careful about who she lets inside her house.

"Well before August this year, I didn't have any problems. Then people had people coming over and it’s like, “No, it’s not going to happen, you need to stop,” I already have lights around my porch and no trespassing signs,” says Lewis.

No one else was hurt during the home invasion. Lewis thinks this may have been a drug deal gone wrong.

Police say they're looking for two men. The first suspect is described as black or biracial male, 26 years old, 5'10", heavy set, with short hair and last seen wearing a bandana across his face and black hoody and armed with black handgun. The second man is described as a white male, 21 years old, 5'10", heavy set, last seen wearing bandana across his face and a black hoody and armed with silver handgun.


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