Home invasion leads to exchange of gunfire in west valley

Police respond to a home invasion that involved a reported exchange of gunfire between the homeowner and two suspects Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Antonio Castelan | KSNV)

A west valley man found himself under attack inside his home on Friday morning. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department say two home invaders fired on the man at 9:45 a.m. at his home on Starcross Lane, near Twain and Fort Apache.

Lieu Tran, the homeowner, says her 34-year-old son was shot in the attack.

"Two guys come to my house. My son shot them back," Tran said. "I don't know what's going on."

The victim told police he was shot by two men who came into his home, and the homeowner fired toward them. The victim was taken to UMC with undisclosed injury to the leg.

“It was just scary to think it’s right around the corner from my house,” said Ryan Lewis, Tran's neighbor.

The victim, police say, managed to pull out his gun and fired on the suspects as they ran out.

Two people with gunshot wounds were dropped off at Southern Hill Hospital hospital ten minutes after the shooting. Police believe these are the home invaders. Both are in critical condition.

Lewis says this use to be a quiet neighborhood. He says people now have to secure their homes as well as they can.

"People have to take the proper precautions," said Lewis. "Big dogs, lights, cameras. I have all of that in my house.”

Tran says her son was prepared for the worst.

"My son, he’s scared, so he has a gun with him,” Tran said.

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