Shots fired during a burglary in Highland Park last night

Last night at around 8:30 pm, Southwest Precinct officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the 8100 Block of 9th Avenue Southwest.  The call stated that a neighbor heard 3 gun shots and then a car speeding away.  Officers arrived and contacted a resident.  He told officers that he was alone in the house sleeping when he heard a noise at the front door, followed by a loud crash at the back door of the house.  The victim walked out of the front door to investigate, and he saw three Asian males, and a black male, all in their teens, running from behind his house.  The victim told officers that he yelled at them.  One of the males turned around and pointed his arm at the victim.  The victim stated that he could not actually see a gun, but saw 2-3 flashes and heard gun shots.  According to the victim, the group of teens then ran southbound on 9th Ave SW and then west on SW Thistle Street.

The victim returned to his house and found that the back door had been kicked in.  Officers conducted an area search but did not locate the suspects.  Officers did, however, locate two shell casings in the area where the victim stated the suspects fired the gun.  The evidence was collected and officers documented the crime.  Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.  There is no further description of the suspects.