Masked intruders shoot 2 men in Auburn home invasion



AUBURN, Wash. - Two Auburn men are recovering at a local hospital after a group of  men broke into a home and shot them during an attempted robbery and home invasion.


 Auburn police told KIRO 7 the incident happened just before midnight Wednesday in the 6000 block of South 298th Place.


Two men, ages 23 and 24 years old, were at home when two or three masked, armed men broke in. One of the men was beaten and shot in the arm.


The second victim was shot in the leg but was able to escape and run to a neighbor's house.  The neighbor called 911 and helped control the man's bleeding until medics arrived.


A 38-year-old Seattle man was taken into custody a short distance from the home.


Police believe the home was targeted  and the men knew what they wanted inside the home, but they were unable to steal anything before police arrived.


Investigators said it does not appear the victims knew the suspects.


Officers found a gun underneath a car at the scene.


Police did not provide a description for the others involved in the crime.