MARION — Police Chief John Garcia reports that the Marion Police Department is investigating an armed home invasion in which the victims appeared to have been targeted by a group of suspects.

Police do not believe there is a general danger to the public.

On Friday, Jan. 3 at 11:48 p.m., Marion Police received a 911 call requesting a police response to an apartment unit on Wareham Road. Upon arrival, officers located two adult males with visible injuries and wounds to their faces. Emergency Medical Services was dispatched to the scene.

Officers began an investigation and determined that several armed masked men allegedly pushed their way into the apartment and pistol-whipped both men. The victims reported four or five men were involved and all the suspects were armed with handguns and were wearing gloves.

Once inside the apartment, the victims reported that the intruders seemed to be looking for something "specific."

Police began a search, which included the assistance of a Plymouth County Sheriff K-9 unit, but no one was found.

One of the victims was transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The other was treated at the scene but declined to be transported.

The incident is being investigated by the Marion Police Department and Plymouth County Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Chief Garcia urges anyone with information about this incident to contact the department at (508) 748-1212.

— Marion Police Department

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