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Girl, 2, Among Shooting Victims in Covina Home Invasion

A 2-year-old girl and her father were hospitalized Friday after a violent home invasion robbery in residential Covina, witnesses said.

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A 2-year-old girl was shot during a home-invasion robbery in Covina Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident occurred at a home in the 300 block of South Cedar Drive (map) at about 12:22 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Scott Miller.

A man had apparently come to the house in an attempt to rob the homeowners when the shooting took place, a detective at the scene said.

“He rushed me at the front door … rushed me and knocked me down,” said homeowner Bob Humble, 81.

The gunman shouted at the home’s occupants to move to a rear room in the house, where Humble was hog-tied, he said.

“They took everything they could get their hands on: all my jewelry … money,” said his wife, Marilyn Humble, as she was being transported by paramedics.

The victims were a 2-year-old and her father, a man in his 20s who was shot in his chest, according to Sgt. Ray Marquez of the Covina Police Department.

The male victim was named Gregg Portis, a friend of the Humbles’ great-grandson who stays with the family while going to school, Bob Humble said.

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Gregg Portis shown in a photo from his Twitter account. The Humbles confirmed the photo shows Portis.

The young girl, initially described as a 4-year-old, was shot in the leg, according to a detective. Police later said she was 2.

The man and his little girl were transported to area hospitals, according to Marquez. A third person was grazed by a bullet but did not seek medical treatment, Marquez said.

The alleged shooter was described as a black man in his 20s, with no facial hair.

He was wearing a long sleeve shirt and was carrying a black revolver, according to authorities.

Authorities were searching for a light gold car that may belong to the shooter.

KTLA’s Anthony Kurzweil, Melissa Pamer and Christina Pascucci contributed to this report.

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