Panorama City resident opens fire on intruders during violent home invasion

PANORAMA CITY, Cailf. (KABC) -- A homeowner opened fire on armed intruders during a home invasion early Thursday morning in Panorama City.

As many as eight masked suspects, wielding firearms and stun guns, stormed into a home in the 8000 block of Broadleaf Avenue shortly before 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Several victims were physically pinned down and assaulted during the incident, investigators said. At least one victim was pistol-whipped, but none of them was seriously injured.

One of the victims told ABC7 that a family member with a gun opened fire on the intruders, sending them fleeing into the surrounding neighborhood. The suspects remained at large; it was unclear if any of them were struck by gunfire.

The suspects made off with two small safes, one of which may have contained jewelry, police said.

Investigators believe that the home was specifically targeted by the invaders, but offered no further details.
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