WENDELL — A family went into hiding after a recent possible home invasion and shooting.
Gooding County deputies responded to a home south of Wendell at about 7 p.m., Sheriff Shaun Gough said. Wendell is about 25 miles northwest of Twin Falls.
Upon arrival, deputies found the front door had been forced open, Gough said. A search commenced, and the family was discovered hiding in the basement.
Deputies were told that a man wearing a black ski mask, a light-colored hat and light-colored hoodie broke through the front door and pointed a gun at a man in the home, the sheriff said.
It is suspected the gun misfired, because the occupant of the home saw the intruder messing with the gun. He also saw a bullet hit the floor, Gough said.
The intruder then fired the weapon, missing the occupants of the home. One bullet hole was found in a hallway near the living room, Gough said.
The intruder was seen driving a large silver SUV.
This is believed to be an isolated incident, Gough said. A person of interest has been identified, but anyone with information about the incident should contact the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office, 208-934-4422, or SIRCOMM, 208-324-1911.