Children shot at during Lehigh home invasion

Posted at 10:06 AM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 19:04:52-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Investigators say two men opened fire in a home early Thursday morning, endangering two children and their mother.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, it happened at a home on 25th Street SW around 4:20 am.

The incident happened shortly after the father left for work.  The family heard a knock at the door, and a 14-year-old boy, thinking it was the father coming back for something, opened the door to find two masked armed men.

The men pointed a gun at the boy, who fled into the house.  The men entered the house and began firing, aiming bullets toward the room where a 9-year-old girl had been sleeping.

The men, described only as Hispanic or white, fled in a black SUV.

No one was injured during the home invasion robbery.

Anyone with information on the identities of the men is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.