West Phoenix renter shot during home invasion

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A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A West Phoenix man was shot several times during a home-invasion style robbery early Friday morning.

That man was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. He reportedly was shot in the hand and arm. Police said there was some damage that made those injuries potentially life-threatening.

It happened at about 3 a.m. near 91st Avenue and Thomas Road.

According to Phoenix police, an unknown number of men got into the home through a second-story window. Gunfire erupted a short time later.

A woman, a 10-month-old baby and a 4-year-old boy were also inside the home at the time of the shooting. They were not hurt.

Police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. At this point investigators have not released any suspect descriptions.

According to neighbors, the victim reportedly was renting the home and had moved in with his girlfriend and the kids about a month ago. Neighbors also said there seemed to be quite a bit of activity at the house.

While police have not determined a motive behind this morning's incident, investigators said such incidents are often drug related and they're rarely random.

"Most the time -- the majority of the time -- what we find is the suspects target those individuals that they believe have drugs or money available to them, " said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department. "Your rank-and-file person in the community is not going to be targeted because don't have money at home, they don't have drugs at home."

The investigation is under way.