Two gunmen forced their way into a home on Detroit's West side and terrorized the people who live there. They are sharing their story with Fox 2 News in hopes getting the suspects off the streets.
" I just knew I was dead. I just knew I was dead," said one of the women.
It was the scariest 7 minutes of my their lives.
Four months later, they don't want to show their faces out of pure fear but do want the people who did this to them to face the consequences.
She added, " They didn't get anything. They just beat the hell out of me. They shot me and terrified me for the rest of my life."
Fox 2 cameras were at the home on Rutherford shortly after the home invasion turned shooting back on November 15th. It's here that the two suspects came at the woman on the way to the store and demanded she let them inside her home.
She suffered two gunshot wounds to the leg in the frightening ordeal. One bullet still remains lodged there.
Her sister recalled the fear that went through her mind as she listened to the encounter from upstairs.
"All I could think was he was gonna kill my family. I'd rather die than have a bullet go through my sister, then my daughter and then my grand kids, " she said.
When she heard the commotion, she jumped from the second story balcony and crashed into a glass table below creating a diversion of sorts. She was hoping to save her siblings life and everyone else in the house. It was also a chance to run to a neighbors for help. That's when one of the suspects started firing several shots before taking off.
Surveillance cameras placed on the outside of the home captured the scary invasion. The images still haunt the women and knowing the suspects are still out there only makes it worse.
"He's gonna kill someone if he hasn't already. We were in danger of our lives," she said.
Detroit police now have the surveillance video.
The women believe the suspects might be involved in several other break-ins in the area. They plan to post their pictures around town in hopes of putting them behind bars.
Click the video player on the left to watch Robin Murdoch's full report.
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