BELOIT (WKOW) -- Authorities say a man was shot and wounded in the second of two Beloit home invasions Monday night.
Beloit Police officials say in both crimes, a group of masked perpetrators forced their way into homes, and investigators are focusing on whether there are other common threads between the crimes.
The first armed, home invasion, at 8 p.m., took place at 1763 Hurst Street, bordering Beloit's municipal golf course.
Authorities say the armed intruders hit a woman over the head with a handgun, and stole money and electronics.
The second, similar crime was committed at 231 Roosevelt Avenue. Beloit Police officials say the second home invasion took place at approximately 9:30 p.m..
They say a man was shot twice in the arm as he struggled with the intruders. Authorities say his injuries were not life-threatening.
"I heard two thumps," neighbor Freddie Trammell tells 27 News. "So I guess the thumps that I heard were the two gunshots. And when (police officer) came to my door , opened up the hall door to my front door, my living room, that's where I seen the blood spilled," Trammell says. "It was quite a shock."
The building where the gunshots were fired is part of the former Parker House estate. The estate has been renovated and converted into affordable housing.
Trammell tells 27 News the neighborhood is safe, and she believes the victim was targeted for the robbery and attack.
Two of the listed, male residents of the apartment-turned-crime-scene have past, drug convictions.
Authorities have yet to release the names of either of the victims in the separate home invasions.
BELOIT (WKOW) – The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating two armed home invasions that happened Monday night.
Authorities say the first home invasion occurred on the 1700 block of Hurst Street around 8:00 p.m.
The victim told responding police officers that multiple suspects forced their way into the residence. Police say the victim was hit in the head with a handgun and held to the floor while the other suspects rummaged through the residence. The suspects fled the scene with electronics and an undetermined amount of cash.
Authorities say the victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene and has been released.
Police officers responded to a second armed home invasion on the 200 block of Roosevelt Ave around 9:30 p.m. where the victim suffered two gunshot wounds.
Authorities say the victim struggled with the suspects who forced entry into the residence and was shot twice in the right shoulder.
Police say the suspects fled after the shooting, while the victim was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Police have not said if the two incidents are linked but both victims reported multiple suspects and described them as black males wearing masks.
Evidence technicians and detectives were called to both scenes to investigate the incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Beloit Police Department at 364-6801, or the Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at 362-7463.
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