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