Masked men force way into Algiers home, shoot woman

Masked men force way into Algiers home, shoot woman

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Masked burglars forced their way into an Algiers home Saturday morning, shooting one of the 11 people within.

Eleven people, ranging in age from 23 to 49, were inside a home in the 700 block of Herald Street around 1 a.m. on June 18 when they heard a knock at the door. According to a preliminary report from NOPD, a woman answered the door and found three men wearing ski masks waiting. At first, she thought it was a prank, but the masked men forced their way into the house and pulled out guns.

One of the victims, a 26-year-old woman, locked herself into a bathroom with another victim according to NOPD. One of the armed robbers attempted to follow the, kicking down a bedroom door along the way, but couldn't force the bathroom door open. He then opened fire on the locked door, grazing the 26-year-old woman.

The three masked men then fled the home without taking anything.

Anyone with information on this burglary and shooting is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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