2 pistol-whipped, shots fired in Feltonville home invasions

Police are investigating following a double home invasion in Feltonville that left two injured.

Police responded to shots fired on the 200 block of West Roosevelt Boulevard around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police say a Hispanic man armed with a handgun forced his way into the basement apartment and pistol-whipped a 57-year-old man, demanding money and drugs. He was also looking for another male.

Captain Drew Techner says the victim played dead to avoid any further injury while the suspect searched the apartment. As soon as he saw an opportunity, the victim says he bolted from his apartment onto the sidewalk.

That's when the suspect left the apartment and began firing at the victim. The victim was not hit.

Police recovered six spent cases from bullets that were fired at the victim.

Techner says the suspect then went to the second floor apartment. A 34-year-old woman was reportedly in bed reading when she was approached by the suspect, again demanding drugs and money. He also searched for another male.

The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. It is not clear if anything was stolen from either home.

Police discovered blood at both apartments, along with a discarded jacket they believe may be connected to the suspect.

Both victims were taken to Episcopal Hospital for minor injuries and are in stable condition.

Police are questioning witnesses who heard the gunshots.

Around the corner, four parked cars were reportedly struck on the 200 block of Loudon Street around the same time. Police believe the incidents may be connected.