Late Night Attack Leaves Neighborhood Shaken

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Northland neighborhood was left shaken after a resident fought off armed intruders late Tuesday night.

According to police, two men rang the doorbell of the home on NE 113th Street late Tuesday night. When the man who lived in the home answered the door, the suspects tried to force their way into the home. When the man yelled for help, the suspects fled, but not before firing two shots at the victim's feet.

The man then went to a neighbor's house where he called police.

"Our neighbor came over, and just the door bell, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, so we got up and he came into the house and said, 'Somebody just shot at me, just tried to kill me'," said neighbor Delisa Calderon.

According to a crime report website, the neighborhood has reported just a single burglary in the last six months, but neighbors say that was one too many -- especially after Tuesday night's incident.

"I know that (the victim) ran right over to the neighbors, and if nobody had been home, or you didn't know them very well, who knows what could've been the end result," said neighbor Doug Hauser.

The victim described the suspect's getaway car as an early 1990's model black two-door Nissan Maxima or Altima, with the last three digits of the license plate as "MX5" or "X5M."

If you have any information in the case, please call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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