LANCASTER – The investigation continued Thursday into a home invasion on the 600 Block of East Jackman Street, which resulted in a 17-year-old boy being shot, officials said.
Around 3:30 a.m., two suspects removed an air conditioner from the window of the rear bedroom of the home, where the mother and daughter were sleeping, according to Deputy Michael Rust of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster Station. When they heard the suspects entering, the mother and daughter ran out of the room, locked the door, and ran to the front of the home where the teenager was staying, Rust said.
“Ultimately the suspects held them all at gunpoint and robbed them, though we’re not exactly sure what was taken,” said Rust.
He said there was an altercation during the robbery, which resulted in the 17-year-old boy being shot in the forearm. Rust said the injury was not life threatening and the boy was transported to a nearby hospital.
Rust said detectives deployed a bloodhound at the scene to track the scent of the suspects, described as two black males between 18 and 25 years old. The suspects remained at large Thursday morning.
Deputies are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466.