Man shot in leg during home invasion robbery

BALDWIN PARK — A man was shot in the leg during a home invasion robbery Thursday, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 9:15 p.m. at a house in the 4000 block of Hornbrook Avenue, said Baldwin Park police Sgt. Doug Parnell.
A husband and wife in their 30s were in bed when two robbers, described as Latino men in their 40s wearing all black, cut through the screen of a sliding door and forced their way into the home, Parnell said.
One of the men was armed with a handgun, Parnell said, and they walked the victims around the house demanding to know where the money was kept.
The husband told the robbers his money was in the garage, but pressed a panic button on the way, Parnell said.
When the robbers ordered the man to shut it down, he told them he could only do so from the keypad in front of the home.
When the robbers escorted the man outside, he saw a neighbor and yelled to call 9-1-1, Parnell said.
One of the robbers shot the man in the leg and they both fled on foot, Parnell said.
The wounded man was treated at an area hospital and has since been released, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Baldwin Park Police Department at (626) 960-1955.

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