continue to investigate an that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound and left another beaten, and said they believe the three assailants specifically targeted the apartment in the 24000 block of Main Street.
Cmdr. Kevin Greco said it was anything but random when three men entered the apartment around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
“Do we believe it was targeted? Yes,” he said.
Police are following up on leads and working to determine how the suspects, two of whom were wearing bandanas over their faces and brandishing firearms, got into the apartment.
“There were no signs of forced entry,” Greco said, leading police to believe someone either let the three suspects into the apartment, or the door was left unlocked. “That, we’re still working to determine.”
Police said six people, ranging in age from their late teens to their early 20s, were in the apartment when the suspects entered, demanding drugs and money.
In the scuffle that ensued, one of the residents was punched several times in the face by one of the assailants.
He was treated by paramedics at the scene but declined to go to the hospital.
Another apartment dweller was more seriously hurt when he pursued the three suspects and was shot in the upper chest when he became involved in a struggle with one of them, police said.
The gunshot victim, a 19-year-old male, was taken to a hospital and released the same day, Greco said.
Following the attack, the three men fled the scene in what witnesses described as a red SUV.
Greco stressed that police do not believe the incident is related to the just a day later at , or July’s at .
He said police continue to follow up on leads and are working to sort through the accounts given by the six victims.
“Obviously, we don’t take this lightly,” Greco said.