Jul 23, 2023

Watch: Masked Man Shoots at Homeowner in Northridge Ambush

A Northridge man narrowly escaped getting hit by a gunman who was waiting in front of his home Friday evening when the man drove home to pick up his children.

He says this was a targeted attack and is offering a $100,000 dollar reward leading to the identification, arrests and convictions of the three people involved in the attack in front of his home.

Video shows the frightening moment when a gunman attempted to ambush the man as he pulled into his driveway.

“The back door opened up, a young African American gentleman jumped out, wearing a bandana, hoodie, and pointed a large weapon at me with a silencer in the front,” the Northridge man said. “I hit the gas as hard as I could, I drove off the curb as you can see from the tire tracks and I heard the guy running after me and heard the pop, pop, pop.”

Fearing for his safety, the Northridge father of two did not want to be identified because he said he believes this was a planned attack.

“We made eye contact and I saw him just raise the pistol with the silencer, and I just hit the gas, I instinctively hit the gas, I didn’t want him to know my kids were home alone inside, and I wanted to take the threat away from my family as fast as possible,” he said.

Video shows the man’s young son run outside right after the shooting in the neighborhood of Plummer and Encino. One bullet did hit the back of his car, a tree in his front yard and a neighbor’s home.

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No one was injured, but the man said he’s scared they may return.

“I hope somebody out there sees it, recognizes it, knows what's going on, and the reward motivates them to come forward with the information,” the man said.

The gunman's car is described as a gold four-door Kia Sedan.

The LA Police Department is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Devonshire Division.

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