Woman fires gun at intruders in Norwalk; racist graffiti spray painted outside home

NORWALK — A woman used a gun to fight off two men who forced their way into her house after spray painting racial epithets outside early Thursday, officials said.
Two men, described only as male Latino suspects, scrawled anti-black graffiti on the outside walls of a home in the 12900 block of Lindale Street about 1:30 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans said.
They then forced their way inside of the home, occupied by a black woman in her 40s, he said.
But the frightened resident was ready with a gun, the lieutenant said.
“The resident, in fear for her safety, fired a firearm at the suspects,” Evans said. “It doesn’t appear anyone was struck.”
The intruders then fled from the home and were not found.
Because the woman scared the suspects off so quickly, officials said, it was unclear what their ultimate intentions were.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Norwalk Station.

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