Authorities are investigating after two masked men broke into a New London home, fired a shot and assaulted one of the residents in the presence of a toddler Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Emergency officials responded to the report of a home invasion on Lee Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Witnesses told police a second-floor resident had been beaten and pistol whipped by two intruders, one of whom fired a gun in a first-floor hallway, police said.
The victim, a man in his 20s, received head injury during the attack. His condition is unknown. A 3-year-old child was present at the time of the incident but was not injured, according to police.
Police said the suspects fled and are still on the run. They’re described as two black men wearing dark-colored clothing.
It's not clear how the perpetrators and the victim are connected, but police said this was not a random act.
Neighbors said they were alarmed by the police presence.
"That is absolutely terrifying," said Diangelo Romney, who lives across the street and came home to find investigators and paramedics oustide his home. "Surprising, especially for a neighborhood like this."
Police haven't said whether anything was taken from the home.
Anyone with information is asked to contact New London police at 860-447-5262.