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Two injured, one critically, after robbers invade home in Frankford

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Two men were hos­pit­al­ized, in­clud­ing one with a crit­ic­al gun­shot wound, after two masked gun­men in­vaded a Frank­ford fam­ily’s apart­ment on March 28.

Phil­adelphia po­lice were called to the 1900 block of Fill­more St. just be­fore 4 a.m. in re­sponse to a re­port of a shoot­ing. A 31-year-old wo­man re­por­ted to of­ficers that she, her ex-boy­friend and her fath­er were awakened by the loud noise of two men break­ing through the front door.

One pub­lished news re­port stated that two chil­dren, ages 8 and 12, and a third man, age un­known, also were in the home.

One in­truder car­ried a 9mm pis­tol and the oth­er a shot­gun, the wo­man said, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The rob­bers de­man­ded money but the vic­tims said they had none.

The rob­bers then bound the wo­man’s fath­er with zip ties and gagged him. Po­lice did not dis­close his age.

The in­truders next shot the wo­man’s ex-boy­friend, 39, once in the back, grabbed $260 cash from the vic­tims and fled on foot in­to the nearby White­hall Apart­ments pub­lic hous­ing com­plex, po­lice said.

The gun­shot vic­tim was taken to Hahne­mann Uni­versity Hos­pit­al in crit­ic­al con­di­tion, while the wo­man’s fath­er was taken to Aria Health-Frank­ford and treated for symp­toms re­lated to a “pan­ic at­tack,” po­lice said.

The names of the vic­tims have not been re­leased.

One rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 190 pounds and 20 to 35 years old. He wore a black mask and black gloves. No cloth­ing de­scrip­tion was provided.

A second man was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, me­di­um build and 20 to 35 years old. He wore a black mask and black gloves. No cloth­ing de­scrip­tion was provided.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the crime. ••

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