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2 men kick open door, fire shots at homeowner

Search continues for suspects after shooting in quiet neighborhood

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Heather Cory

Metro Police Detective Damon Young removes yellow tape from a crime scene Monday at a home on Perfect Lure Street in northwest Las Vegas. Two men kicked open the door and fired shots the homeowner, but nothing was taken from the home.

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 | 9:47 p.m.

Police searched Wednesday for three suspects from an attempted armed robbery and shooting that took place in a northwest Las Vegas Valley neighborhood earlier that morning.

At about 7:55 a.m., two of the suspects kicked open the door of a home in the 7100 block of Perfect Lure Street, near Alexander Road and Tenaya Way, Metro Police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said.

The homeowner was returning from dropping off two of his girlfriend’s children at school when he saw two men leaving his home. The girlfriend was not present at the time.

The girlfriend’s two other children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, Morgan said, but they were not injured.

Three shots were fired at the homeowner while he was in his car. The bullets missed him, but glass from the shattered driver’s side window struck his eye, Morgan said.

The homeowner drove to a nearby church -- with the two children still inside the house -- and found someone to call police shortly before 8 a.m. The three suspects fled in a white Ford Focus.

No one else was injured and nothing was taken from the residence, Morgan said.

Police have video from a surveillance camera mounted on a neighbor’s house that may assist in the investigation.

The neighbor said crime is rare in the neighborhood.

“We’ve had a few car break-ins around here, but never anything like this,” she said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Metro Police Robbery Section at 828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Jeff O’Brien can be reached at 990-8957 or [email protected].

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