A Seaview grandfather was shot while trying to protect his daughter-in-law during a home invasion, early this morning.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the man’s daughter-in-law had stepped outside the house into the garden before 6am when a gang of armed robbers entered the property. The woman’s father-in-law, husband and son were inside the house at the time of the incident.
“When she went outside the resident saw a suspicious vehicle driving past after which three suspects jumped over the perimeter wall. They then held her up at gunpoint and pushed her back into the house where a scuffle then broke out between the suspects and her father-in-law,” Mathios said.
“Her father-in-law managed to pull out his firearm and fired a shot in an attempt to protect her,” he said.
The suspects then immediately fired several shots inside the house, injuring the woman’s father in-law in his leg. They grabbed the man’s firearm and fled the scene without taking any other valuables. Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the victim to hospital for medical attention. No other injuries were reported,” he said. Police found multiple bullet casings at the scene of the crime.