Woman who was home alone nearly shot after answering her door. She fired back

A man and a woman shot at each other Thursday night in central Fresno.

It happened just before 9:30 p.m. on the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue near Franklin Avenue, between Belmont Avenue and Highway 180.

Fresno Police said a woman, who was home alone, answered her front door after a man who she’s known knocked.

An argument ensued, then the man tried to shoot the woman. He missed and shot a window.

The woman, however, was armed, too — and she did not miss.

She struck the man once in the thigh.

Lt. Israel Reyes said the man tried shooting the woman once more – but missed again – then fled the scene.

Police eventually located the man trying to hide at a nearby home occupied by people who he knew.

Police said a handgun was found there and the man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

He remained detained after being taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

The woman was not struck but remained shaken by the incident, police said.

Reyes said the man and woman knew each other but it wasn’t clear how.

Reyes said the two were not romantically involved and were not neighbors.