Masked Men Fire Shots, Rob Victims in Home Invasion

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police are investigating after three men wearing masks burst into a home, robbing two people inside at gunpoint.

Police said they were called to Euclid Avenue Tuesday around 9:40 p.m. for reports of loud arguing and shots fired.

A man and woman were downstairs watching TV and a 12-year-old child was upstairs when there was a knock at the door, police said.

"The 12-year-old child heard the screaming and the commotion and managed to hide," Sgt. Ali Pillow said. He went on to say, "With home invasions it's like a shock and awe, and overwhelming force. You get three guys just kicking the door in especially with guns - it just kind of overwhelmed the situation, especially with violence immediately.”

The victim said two of the men had guns and began asking for money. The victim said he gave them his cell phone, and the female handed over her wallet.

One of the suspects then tried to place handcuffs on the male victim, who began to yell for help. One of the suspects then hit him over the head with a gun, causing a cut.

The suspects began to run from the house, and when the male victim tried to follow, they began firing shots in his direction. He wasn't hit by the gunfire.

"The victim ran out behind the suspects, trying to see where they were going, get a better description. One of the suspects fired at him three times," Pillow said.

In the end, suspects stole a wallet, two cell phones, two credit cards and $35 in cash.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 216-623-5518216-623-5518.