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Anyone with information on the stabbing incident Wednesday night is asked to call Aurora Police Investigators at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000.

Updated: March 2, 2013 12:02PM



AURORA — The two men injured in a home invasion on the near East Side Wednesday night are being treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said Thursday.

Police are continuing to investigate the home invasion, which took place at an upper level apartment in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue.

Officers were called to the apartment at about 7:24 p.m. and found two residents of the apartment, ages 21 and 31, suffering from stab wounds.

Police said that two men, described only as a male Hispanic and a male black, knocked on the door to the apartment and were let in by the 31-year-old. The two then demanded money from the victims and when they refused, one of the suspects pulled out an object similar to a baton and the other displayed a handgun.

The suspects took one of the men’s wallets and both of the men’s cell phones, then slashed the 21-year-old in the face and the 31-year-old in the arm.

As they fled the scene on foot, one of the suspects fired shots inside the apartment, but no one was hit.

Both men were taken to an Aurora hospital by Aurora Fire Department Paramedics where they underwent surgery for non-life threatening injuries. A third resident of the apartment, a 41-year-old man, was not involved in the attack and was not injured, police said.

Police said the attack does not appear to be random. While a motive has not been definitively established, police said they have not ruled out drugs as being involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police Investigators at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000.



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