A man forced his way into a New Iberia home Wednesday night, hit an elderly woman then tried to shoot another female in the home with a handgun that malfunctioned, police said.

The home invasion began before midnight in the 1000 block of Anderson Street, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Ryan Turner said.

“According to detectives, the weapon malfunctioned and the suspect then fled the area on foot,” Turner said in an news release.

Turner did not release a description of the intruder.

Anyone with information is asked to call (337) 369-3711.