Woman pistol-whipped & shot in S. Seattle home-invasion robbery

A 71-year-old woman was shot and pistol-whipped after two men followed her husband into their home in South Seattle Tuesday afternoon, March 6, 2018. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE -- A 71-year-old woman was shot and pistol-whipped Tuesday afternoon in South Seattle after two men followed her husband into their home, according to police.

Police said around 4 p.m. two men approached the woman's husband as he worked in the front yard of his home in the 10700 block of Renton Avenue South.

They asked him for money, then followed him inside the house.

The men fought with the man and his wife, and at least one shot was fired.

The woman was shot in the shoulder and taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious, but stable condition, according to Seattle Fire.

“I didn’t hear anything,” said Aiming Huang, a neighbor who was home but had no idea a crime was in progress until she heard police sirens outside her door.

The two men ran off.

Police in patrol cars and on bicycles searched the area. K9 teams and the King County Sheriff's Office helicopter were also called in to help.

So far, the suspects have not been located and that has neighbors on edge.

“That just shows that even a neighborhood like this is not safe,” said Bryan Saldana, who lives a couple houses down from the victims.

Police said one of the suspects is described as a light-skinned black male in his late teens. He is described as 6 feet tall, wearing a white jacket and white pants and armed with a black handgun.

The second suspect is also described as a light-skinned black teen. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with a mustache, and with a thin build. He was wearing a blue jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Seattle Police.

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