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6 People Shot at House Party

Six people were shot, and suffered non life threatening injuries while attending a house party on the far south side of Chicago this morning.   Police say that there was a verbal altercation during the house party, at which point an individual took out an illegal handgun and shot the six victims.  The house where the shootings occurred is located on the 11800 block of South State Street, in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

  • An 18-year-old male was shot in the leg.
  • An 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.
  • A 17-year-old was shot in the arm and hand.
  • A 20-year-old was shot in the arm.
  • A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm.
  • A 40-year-old woman was shot in the buttock.

More information here.

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January 18th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

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One Killed One Seriously Injured After Violent LA Home Invasion

Police are investigating a home invasion and double shooting that has left one man dead and a woman with serious injuries. Police say a man entered the home armed with a handgun and began firing shots. After shooting his victims, the suspect escaped on foot. More information here.

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November 16th, 2008 at 6:34 pm





CT Man Shot by Home Invaders Who Didn’t Like his Belongings

A 39-year-old man was shot by one of of the three robbers who forced their way into his home on South Marshall Street in Hartford, CT, as he was returning home, police reportedly said.  The criminals then proceeded to ransack the man’s home. One of the home invaders was disappointed by the man’ belongings, and shot him. More information here.

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November 10th, 2008 at 12:58 pm





Home Invasion Shooting in Oak Lawn, IL

Four men are in police custody after the shooting of a man during a home invasion Thursday night in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Two armed men entered a home in the 4300 block of West 100th Street at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, realized they were in the wrong home and forced their way into a neighboring home, Oak Lawn Police Chief Bill Villanova reportedly said. They argued with and eventually shot a 38-year-old man in the head, Villanova reportedly said. More information here.

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October 31st, 2008 at 5:22 pm





3 FL Residents Shot in Home Invasion

Two masked gunmen reportedly invaded a house and shot three people in Fort Myers, FL. The two criminals entered the home and demanded money from the residents, police say. Louis Roland, Jeane Louiseau and Genet Desta were reportedly shot during the robbery, according to police. More information here.

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October 21st, 2008 at 12:09 am





TX Woman Convicted in Quadruple Murders

Christine Paolilla, 22, was reportedly convicted in the deaths of her friends, Rachael Koloroutis and Tiffany Rowell, both 18; and in the killings of Rowell’s boyfriend, Marcus Precella, 19; and his cousin, Adelbert Sanchez, 21. Prosecution witnesses have said the killings appeared to have been drug-related. More information here.

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October 14th, 2008 at 12:57 am

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Home invaders kill teen hiding in bedroom

Atlanta, GA police said three intruders forced their way into the home at night. Devontae Alexander Jones, a junior at Carver High School, tried to hide inside a bedroom, but was fatally shot in the head. The criminals also shot and killed the family’s dog. More information here.

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October 8th, 2008 at 12:01 am





NJ Man In Critical Condition After Home Invasion Shooting

A Pemberton Township, NJ man was reportedly shot by an intruder who broke into his home at approximately 2:30 a.m. The victim, Trashan Rushing, is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head that has reportedly left him in critical condition. His young children and other relatives were reportedly asleep in the home when three criminals who were wearing hoods and masks broke into the home and demanded money. More information here.

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October 7th, 2008 at 8:14 am





A Bloody Home Invasion in Canada

In the brazen midday attack, assailants were wearing masks and bullet-proof vests, and a gunman shoot once in the air before firing at a man on a sidewalk. Multiple people where shot and otherwise injured. More information here.

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September 18th, 2008 at 11:35 pm





A Father and Son Accused of Home Invasion and Attempted Murder

Donald Samber Jr. and his son, Donald Samber III, were allegedly looking for prescription pills when they stormed into a mobile home on Victoria Avenue, fired a shotgun at their victims, and got stabbed by one victim, authorities say. The men were caught a few hours later and have been charged with attempted murder and home invasion. More information here.

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September 18th, 2008 at 6:38 am





Violent VA Beach Home Invasion

An investigation revealed that three armed criminals males forced their way into an apartment, located in the 4700 blk. of Windermere Ct., in the Pembroke Lakes Apartments. Police say numerous people were in the apartment at the time of the invasion. They also say the suspects assaulted one man and sexually assaulted two females. During the invasion, a juvenile arriving at the apartment saw what was going on and ran, but was shot in front of the building. More information here.

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September 12th, 2008 at 9:20 pm





Man shot in west Charlotte, NC home invasion

Armed robbers kicked open a residential door, demanded money then shot a homeowner on Tuesday night in the 3100 block of Rush Avenue in west Charlotte, NC. “[The home owner, who was on disability] was shot twice, in the stomach and in the thigh,” said a next-door neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous. The armed robbers snatched $200 cash and a Razor cell phone before getting away. More information here.

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September 11th, 2008 at 1:53 am





Home Invaders Shoot 2 People in Oklahoma City

Around 1am today, police were called to 1033 Northwest 97th street, a residential area near North Western in Oklahoma City. Two people had been shot and told police that four men wearing hoods and bandannas over their faces burst into the home. The four demanded money then started shooting. More information here.

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September 10th, 2008 at 2:20 pm





Woman Undergoes Surgery After Home Invasion

Four suspects are on the run after police say they broke into a home on Carver Road in Columbia’s Washington-Carver neighborhood and shot Audrey Jacobs twice with a shotgun. Tonight, that woman’s daughter is praying for her mothers recovery as she undergoes surgery.  Doctors had to remove Audrey’s left arm on Tuesday. More information here.

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September 10th, 2008 at 8:08 am





4 Men Held After Fatal Home Invasion

Four men are charged in the fatal shooting of a man in his North Chicago apartment last month, according to court records. Lake County authorities said Michael Reed, 24, Paul Alston, 21, and Ernest Hughes, 22, all of North Chicago; and Nathaniel Wise, 23, of Waukegan on Aug. 25 broke into the home in the 2400 block of Arrington Way that Bernard Phillips shared with his girlfriend and her children. After a struggle, Phillips, 37, was fatally shot in the chest. All four men have been ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail. More information here.

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September 4th, 2008 at 4:18 pm





San Antonio Man Shot by Robbers During Home Invasion

A 28-year-old man was shot in the back during a home invasion early Wednesday on the city’s northeast side. Police said three armed men broke in through a rear sliding glass door at the home in the 4900 block of Dare Lane at 1 a.m. The men then forced three people, who were asleep, to the ground and demanded cash, police said. At some point during the robbery, one of the men shot one of the occupants, police said. The victim was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition. The robbers got away with cash and jewelry. No arrests have been made. More information here.

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September 3rd, 2008 at 1:30 pm





Florida Man Shot During Invasion of His Home

Tampa, FL police say Christopher Clabeaux was shot in the neck during an early morning home invasion in the Citrus Park Apartments. His friend, a 20-year-old woman was stopped in the complex parking by two armed men who forced her to take them to Clabeaux’s apartment. Once inside the apartment at 8102 Sheldon Road deputies say they hit one man in the mouth with a hammer and the other shot Clabeaux point blank in the neck. Clabeaux was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in critical condition. The robbers then stole a safe and a woman’s purse. More information here.

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August 30th, 2008 at 6:53 pm





CT Man Shot By Criminal During Home Invasion

Police said they are searching for a man in his 20’s who broke into an apartment on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford this morning and shot the resident. The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital with three bullet wounds. He is in critical condition, police said. The home invasion at 469 Wethersfield Avenue. The suspected knocked on the door of apartment A2 and kicked it down when no one answered, police said. The victim tried defending himself with a sword and was shot. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.  More information here.

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August 29th, 2008 at 7:36 pm





Man Shot During Home Invasion – Suspects Escape After 2 Hour Standoff With The SWAT Team

One man was shot and a woman and baby escaped during a home invasion this morning in the Gantt community (near Greenville, SC), which led to a two-hour standoff that ended with a SWAT team storming the home in search of two suspects only to find no one inside. At about 9:30 a.m., authorities received a call about a home invasion at 430 South Fairfield Road off U.S. 25 a few miles from the Donaldson Center. Two men reportedly entered the home, demanded money and shot one of the occupants as a woman and a 1-year-old baby escaped. The home invaders remain at large. More information here.

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August 27th, 2008 at 4:40 pm





Unarmed Man Shot By Home Invaders

A 31-year-old Texas man was wounded after three criminals forced their way into a home in the 1800 block of Caldbeck Lane in the Cambridge Falls subdivision, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Terriann Carlson. The intruders broke into the house through the back door shortly after 2 a.m. while the man and three women were in the house, investigators said. The occupants were forced to the floor and tied up. As the three ransacked the house, the man tried to run out the back door but was shot in the upper back. More information here.

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August 27th, 2008 at 1:43 pm