BELOIT (WIFR) – A Beloit man is recovering tonight after police say he was shot by one of several men who broke into his house, marking the second home invasion in just two hours, overnight.
“You open up your front door and see blood spilled, that’s when it gets really close to home.”
Freddie Tramell says it’s frightening to find blood stains on her front porch and even more unsettling to hear it’s from her neighbor who was shot, after police say two masked men forced their way into a building on Roosevelt Avenue in Beloit.
“A struggle ensued between the victim and the assailants. During that struggle the victim received two gunshot wounds to the shoulder,” said Captain Dan Risse with Beloit police.
Many neighbors say they’re worried for their safety.
“I’m going to make sure everybody, all the windows are locked.”
Just an hour earlier, about a mile and a half away, police say masked suspects broke into a home on Hurst avenue where investigators say the men held the homeowners at gunpoint while they searched the house for electronics and cash.
“I usually walk my dog every night and last night for some reason, I didn’t walk her, I probably would’ve caught this.”
Police say they aren’t sure if both cases are related and it’s too early to tell. They haven’t ruled anything out, especially since both home invasions happened just an hour and a half apart.
The suspects in each home invasion are described as black men. If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Beloit Police Department.
BELOIT, WI (WIFR) -- Beloit police are investigating two armed home invasions Monday night.
The first happened in the 1700 block of Hurst Avenue around 8:00 p.m. Multiple masked men forced their way into the home. The victim was struck with a gun and held to the floor while the suspects went through the home. They got away with electronics and an unknown amount of cash. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
Under two miles away, another home invasion took place in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue around 9:30 p.m. A few masked men again forced their way into the home. The victim was shot twice in the right shoulder. The suspects then fled. The victim was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital.
Anyone with information should call Beloit Police at (608) 364-6801 or anonymously at Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 362-7463.