NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - "That will mess with you mind. You've got to watch your back every day," said the victim of a home invasion.
Two sisters describe a terrifying ordeal that unfolded inside their Marais Street home Monday night when men with guns forced their way inside. They said their mom first saw the gunmen at the back door.
"I got up to go to the bathroom, and next thing I heard was beating on the door," the victim said.
As their mother screamed for help, one sister grabbed her cell phone and dialed 911.
"They were kicking in the door. My momma had her whole arm over the door, and they were actually kicking in the door," the victim said.
The victims said two gunmen wearing masks and dressed in all black forced their way inside. Four women and two young girls, ages 7 and 3, ran through the house trying to hide.
"I also heard them say, 'give me everything. We're taking everything from ya'll.' At that point, I put the baby in the room, and I just had the phone to my hand like calling 911 and telling them the address," the victim said.
The sisters said the gunmen stayed for a few minutes and eventually left, taking purses and cell phones. While no one was hurt, they said their mother's diabetes medicine was in her purse.
"That's her personal medication. She had just come from the doctor, so it's like someone was watching us," the victim said.
The sisters believe the gunmen planned the home invasion. Unfortunately, they both said it isn't the first time they've been victims of violence.
"It seems like every time we get ourselves up in life, somebody tries to snatch us right back down," the victim said.
They said on two separate occasions, their home has been riddled with bullets.
"We had to run inside. I think it was like 48 bullet casings," the victim said.
Violence seems to have taken its toll on the women.
"I don't know what to think about it. It's just sad. We're so tired of going through this," the victim said.
Police need your help to solve this case. If you know anything, call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.