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Suspects still sought in bloody home invasion

Published: Jul. 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:19 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) -  At least two suspects are still on the loose after a bloody home invasion Monday night on Tucson's southwest side.

It happened in the 4500 block of South Paseo Don Rolando, when four masked men entered a home occupied by nine people, including two small children.

We're not exactly sure how the home invasion went down...

"Three loud noises that sounded like bang, bang, bang," says neighbor Robert Hansen, recalling what he heard outside his house around 9:45 PM.

Only that somebody started shooting--and the home invaders tried to leave immediately.

"As they were departing, one of the persons inside the residence actually shot at them," says Deputy Dawn Barkman.  "He shot at least two of them and possibly more."

Investigators know this because two of those individuals ended up at St. Mary's Hospital just minutes later with gunshot wounds.

But at least two more suspects managed to get away.

"It just made me feel uneasy because I know they were combing the area," Robert Hansen says.  "I was like, it could be in my backyard."

Hansen lives just a few houses from where the home invasion occurred.

Tuesday morning, he couldn't help but notice evidence of what happened in the street.

"It's not a small amount of blood," he said, referring to the pool of blood that spilled onto the sidewalk and street.

"I also thought if someone were on their feet, they wouldn't have gotten far--they lost a lot of blood right there."

Nobody inside the house was hurt, but the suspects who got away may have been wounded as well.

They're described as Hispanic males: one was wearing black pants, a black jacket and a black ski mask, while the other was wearing a white shirt, red baseball cap and red bandana over his face.

"This doesn't appear to be a random act of violence," Deputy Barkman says.

Whatever it was, authorities need your help getting to the bottom of it.

"We're looking for those individuals...and hoping to get the public's help," Barkman says.

If you have any information about what happened Monday night call 911 or 88 Crime, the Pima County Attorney's anonymous tip line.

A reward up to $1,000 will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest in this unsolved case.

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