A woman was shot and a second woman and a man were beaten late Tuesday night in an apparent home invasion robbery in central Fresno, police reported.
The incident was reported on Ashlan Avenue, just east of Fresno Street, at 11:45 p.m.. Police said the victims were in their home when they heard the front door being smashed down. Three or four masked suspects, at least two armed with long, black guns, rushed into the home, gathered family members in a hallway and demanded, “Where’s the money?”
A 42-year-old woman was struck in the head with a gun butt and a 21-year-old man was struck in the face with the weapon. The suspects fired a gun toward the 19-year-old woman as she lay on the floor, wounding her in the upper arm.
The bandits took two purses and fled in a 1990s-era white Lexus.
The victims told officers they have lived at the home about a year and had no idea why they were targeted.