PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A home invasion in southern Philadelphia early Wednesday morning ended with shots and a couple in the hospital. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in a home on South 23rd Street.
Philadelphia police said the incident started at a victim’s car; the suspects approached a 52-year-old man and took his purse and watch before forcing them into the home.
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It was here that the suspects got into a fight with the victim, his 47-year-old girlfriend and her sister.
“They’re actually trying to hold the door and stop these people trying to break into the property,” Chief Inspector Scott Small told CBS3, adding: “We think they were not happy at the time and so when the victim ran in in his property, they would continue. “
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Small added that the suspects asked the victims where the valuables were inside the home. According to the department, the couple’s two children were upstairs when the incident took place. They were not injured.
Two victims – the man and his girlfriend – were taken to hospital but are expected to survive.
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