Man shot in home invasion
A High Point resident was shot on Saturday during a home invasion on Westchester Drive.
High Point police Capt. Mike Kirk said that four people came through the back door at a home on the 2600 block of Westchester Dr. and held the residents at gunpoint.
There were seven people in the house at the time, three of them children.
“They did steal some money and other stuff from the house,” Kirk said.
A resident was shot in the buttocks and was transported to High Point Regional UNC Healthcare before being transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.
His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. When reached by phone Monday, he declined to comment.
Kirk said that the Department of Social Services was called and were going to contact the mother of the children.
The police have not released any more details in the case and a police report has not been made available to the public.
“We are not really wanting to put out more information about the incident because the investigation is ongoing and we are still looking for these subjects,” Kirk said.
It is hard to determine whether or not the robbery was random, according to Kirk.
“The police are unsure of the motivation of the robbers,” Kirk said. “Most of the time in home invasions, the people know each other but occasionally some people do just get hit cold.”
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