Pair suspected in 2 SoCal home invasions

by The Associated Press
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LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a pair of men they believe forced their way into two Lancaster homes about an hour apart.

Authorities report the men were wearing ski masks when they kicked in the front door of a home shortly before midnight Saturday.

As they burst in, they shouted, “Sheriff’s Department, get on the ground.”

They were confronted in the master bedroom by the home’s resident, a retired sheriff’s deputy, who opened fire on them.

They apparently were not hit by the gunfire and fled the residence without taking anything.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the same pair are believed to have pulled a similar home invasion at another residence 90 minutes earlier.

Details of that incident were not immediately available.

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