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Big Spring Teenager Describes Terrifying Home Invasion Ordeal

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - A Big Spring neighborhood is on edge after two overnight home invasions all within a few hours. In one of them, a homeowner was shot. In the other home, a teenager had a gun pointed at him.

"I just could not believe that it was happening, it was just going by so fast," the 14-year-old named "Chris" said. "I was really scared."

Chris' mom left their house for a few minutes around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The teen was in his room getting ready for bed when he heard a crash and then someone shouted "police!"

"A guy ran into my room with a gun and pointed it at me and told me to get on the ground," Chris said. "Another guy ran in there with a shotgun and pointed it at me."

Chris said he saw three men all wearing dark hoodies with bandanas covering their faces.

"They carried me into my living room, told me to kind of crawl on the ground and go to the living room," he said. "They were telling me I know you have money and stuff."

The suspects ransacked the house looking for valuables.

"They took me to my mom's room and laid me down on the ground and they were asking me if her jewelry was real," Chris said. "I just told them to take whatever they wanted. I was just pretty much trying not to get shot."

Chris' sisters were sound asleep but he convinced the men not to go in their room.

They made off with nothing more than costume jewelry and left.

Chris laid paralyzed on the floor. Minutes later, his mom came back home and they called police.

A few hours later on Rosemont Street there was another home invasion but this time someone was shot. A woman told police two men, who were also wearing hoodies, forced their way inside.

One of the suspects pointed a gun at the woman's head. The other suspect went further inside the house, fired several shots and fled with a lock box full of jewelry.

The woman's fiance was shot in the leg.

Homeowners said the area has seen more crime in recent months.

Chris said he was never too scared before but now he's not so sure.

"I didn't think any of that would happen here," he said. "I'm just worried that they might come back or something."

The 30-year-old victim who was shot was transferred to Midland Memorial.  There's no word on his current condition.

The suspects are described as black and Hispanic men.

The investigation is ongoing.

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