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Cops seek man who broke into home, shot at couple

Police are searching for a gunman who kicked in the door of a home in Roosevelt late Tuesday afternoon, firing a shot at a couple sleeping in a rear bedroom before attacking a male victim -- and fleeing on foot.

No one was seriously injured in the attack, which occurred at a home on East Roosevelt Avenue just before 5:30 p.m., Nassau County police said.

They said the victims -- a 36-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman -- were sleeping in a rear bedroom when the male suspect kicked in the door and "discharged one round from a handgun." The male victim then attempted to tackle the suspect, who police said hit him in the head with the gun.

The suspect then fled.

The male victim suffered a scalp laceration, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the break-in to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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