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updated: 10/3/2012 4:54 PM

Police say attackers sought item from North Aurora men

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The two shooting victims in a North Aurora home invasion Tuesday morning might have known their attackers, who knocked on the door and ransacked an apartment for an "item," which police are not specifying.

The shooting victims, ages 22 and 23, are in fair condition at an Aurora hospital and police are still seeking two Hispanic men, police said.

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"Detectives believe that the motive for this crime was theft of an item. It is also believed that the suspects have a connection to the victims, either direct or indirect," North Aurora police in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki declined to elaborate on what item the men were after.

According to police, the attack began at about 7 a.m. Tuesday when there was a knock on the door of a second-floor apartment in the 100 block of South River Street. A 22-year-old man answered the door and one of the suspects pointed a gun at him, demanding that he turn over the item. He ran into a bedroom where the 23-year-old and his girlfriend were sleeping, and the two attackers ransacked the apartment.

One attacker, who was armed with a stainless steel semiautomatic handgun, then shot the 22-year-old in the arm and the 23-year-old in the arm and chest before the two intruders left the apartment and headed in an unknown direction.

Both suspects are Hispanic males between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weigh between 150 and 170 pounds. The victims could not provide a clothing description.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call (630) 897-8705, ext. 610. Anonymous tips can be left by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 3.

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