Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:37 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2013 5:10 PM
HARLINGEN - Police continue searching for two suspects in a shootout at a Harlingen neighborhood Thursday night.
The firefight happened on the 2300 block of West Adrian Street, just before 10 p.m.
Police said the two suspects were wearing red bandanas over their face when they got out of a blue-greenish minivan and opened fire on the house and vehicles outside.
A 22-year-old security guard hired by the homeowner was in a vehicle outside the house and returned fire.
Security officers said the homeowner hired them after receiving threats against his family. The security detail remains at the home.
According to officers, the guard returned fire and jumped to the ground. The gunmen got back into the minivan and left the scene.
The guard wasn't hit, but he was taken to the hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury. We're told he injured his shoulder when he jumped to the ground.
"He did as he was trained ... to provide cover and contain the problem to defuse it or deflect it and get the people away," Private Security Provider John Chambers said.
Five children in the house and their babysitter were not injured.
Officers found several live rounds of ammunition, shell casings and bullet fragments.
Harlingen police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call 956-425-8477.