911 call reveals tense moments leading up to shooting in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

911 call reveals tense moments leading up to shooting in Southwest Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock woman is in the hospital with a gunshot wound after she said she came home to find two intruders inside her house Tuesday morning.

Police are still unclear on exactly what happened, but a 911 call sheds new light on the moments leading up to the officer's arrival.

55-year-old Debbie Hill called police just after 11 a.m. Tuesday and told them two men were in her house. She described them as Hispanic males wearing black ski masks and hoodies. While they haven't been found, police continue to investigate.

On the 911 call Hill can be heard yelling and screaming. She told the LPD dispatch officer that someone came into her house and that they had a gun.

When police arrived at Hill's home 8 minutes later, they found her shot in the leg. Hill was the only person there, but in her call to police, she's heard yelling at her intruders to ‘get out of my house.'

Police couldn't confirm if there were any signs of forced entry, but said it could have been a burglary attempt.

When the dispatcher asked Hill who was in the house she said she didn't know, but that there were two men. She's then heard telling them to ‘get away.'

The dispatcher asked if they broke in and Hill said they followed her into the garage.

As of Tuesday evening, authorities hadn't located any suspects matching Hill's description. Frenship ISD put two elementary schools on a low level lock down. While Lubbock ISD did not issue a lock down, they did keep students inside at one of their nearby campuses.

Neighbors were shaken up in the usually quiet Lubbock neighborhood. They said Tuesday's events will keep them on high alert.

Police say they haven't seen an increase in burglaries in southwest Lubbock but add that burglaries occur more often during the day when people are at work.

Here are some tips from LPD:

  • Lock all doors when leaving your home, including back doors and windows.
  • Check to see if anything looks out of place when returning.
  • If possible, avoid daily patterns as potential burglars could try to determine when a house may be vacant.
  • Install an alarm system in your home.
  • Keep open relationships with neighbors and look out for suspicious activity.

If you have any information on Tuesday's incident, call Crimeline at 741-1000.

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