California home owner injured in armed standoff with home intruders

VALLEY VILLAGE, CA – At a home in the peaceful Los Angeles neighborhood of Valley Village, a tense confrontation erupted into violence when a resident fired upon two individuals purportedly attempting a break-in. The shooting, which occurred on Monday afternoon, left one suspected intruder wounded and prompted an intense manhunt for the second suspect.

Just past 3 p.m. in the 11600 block of Addison Street, the homeowner reportedly discovered the intrusion in progress and shot the 25-year-old male suspect twice. Although the injured man was found conscious, he required immediate medical attention and was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital.

Authorities have described the second individual, still at large, as a man in his twenties wearing a blue hoodie and a protective face mask. Law enforcement officers, along with K9 units, quickly established a perimeter in an earnest attempt to locate him.

The homeowner, who also sustained minor injuries during the encounter, was evaluated by medical personnel before being transported to the hospital. Witnesses saw the resident being taken from the scene on a stretcher, highlighting the physical toll of the incident.

Amidst the pandemonium, the proximity of the shooting to Colfax Charter Elementary School led to the establishment of a precautionary lockdown. Officials were prompt to clarify that while the events unfolded in the vicinity, there was no direct threat to the school or its occupants. School operations resumed normalcy once the situation was assessed to be contained and not connected to the campus, as affirmed by a school police spokesperson.

As the investigation proceeds, the Los Angeles Police Department continues to pursue leads on the second suspect’s whereabouts, urging the community to come forward with any pertinent information that could aid in their search and bolster public safety.