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No one injured when man fires into Rockville home

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A man is in custody after allegedly breaking into a Rockville home and shooting at a woman who was caring for two small children early Tuesday morning, police say.

A man is in custody after firing into a Rockville home this morning. (Photo: Gail Pennybacker/ABC7)

At 8:52 a.m., the suspect entered a single-family home in the 14000 block of Parkvale Road, according to Montgomery County Police Officer Rebecca Innocenti. He then began shooting at a woman who was caring for her 4-year-old granddaughter and a 2-year-old neighbor boy.

Homeowner Victor Lantang says he has no idea why the man would charge into his home and begin firing with a handgun.

"It's a miracle no one was hurt, he was so close and kept shooting but missed and missed," Lantang said.

Lantang says he, his wife, adult son and two toddlers were home this morning when the shooting occurred.

The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Phillip Feinstein, lives in a condo across the street from the house, according to the homeowner, who says they don't know the suspect. He cut the screen doors in the basement to gain entry.

“I look down and the guy is standing there pointing the gun,” Jung Langtang said.

Lantang's son, Chris, says he ushered his 4-year-old niece and the neighbor boy into the bathroom.

"I told them stay down and quiet,” Chris says. “He fired twice and then yelled something at her and then ran outside,” he said.

The gunman left the home out the back basement door but continued to fire his gun. Neighbors say they counted at least ten shots.

Feinstein faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and multiple firearm charges.

Victor Lantang said it was a “miracle from God” that nobody was injured. “It’s so close,” he said. “Yet, he missed two shots.”

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