Mother describes traumatic home invasion - - Jackson, MS

Mother describes traumatic home invasion

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The horror shattered the silence of a quiet neighborhood at 5:20 a.m. on Monday morning when a gunman broke into a Vicksburg home.

Police say they are looking for the missing links in the violent attack.

Candy Strange tells us that the gunman broke into her home while they were sleeping. She says that she and her 17-year-old daughter were attacked and held at gunpoint and then tied up and robbed. 

At that point, she says the suspect stole their wallets and left, but the ordeal was far from over.

"We both got untied and [my daughter] went after the gun," Strange says. "I went after the door but you couldn't get it shut. Well, then he fired the shot and I took off."

Strange tells us that the gunman then chased them to a back bedroom.

She says that she and her teenage daughter fought back in fear, shooting at the suspect as he came back a third time.

Strange says, "My words to [my daughter] were 'shoot him'."

No one was injured inside the home, and now authorities are on the hunt for the suspect.

The family says they are grateful to be alive, but they will never forget the traumatic events of that night.

"It will be a long time before we don't think about it constantly."

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