Woman, her 3 children find stranger inside their South L.A. home

A woman and her three children came home Thursday night to find a stranger inside their home, police said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that officers responded to a home on San Pedro Street shortly before 7:45 p.m. on a burglary report.

The victim met the officers outside the residence and told them there was an unknown individual with a gun inside her home, according to authorities.

The SWAT team was called to the scene based on statements made by the victim and nearby homes were evacuated. The apartment was deployed with tear gas, according to LAPD. When SWAT entered the apartment at approx 1:45 a.m., they did not locate a suspect.

The investigation is ongoing. No further details were immediately known.