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HAMMOND — A family was held at gunpoint and forced in a basement during a home invasion, police say.

On Wednesday at 1:22 a.m. police were called to a home invasion in the 900 block of Bauer Street, Hammond Lt. Steve Kellogg said.

The victims told police that a man and woman in masks entered their home and pointed guns at them. There were several people in the residence at the time and a 14-year-old boy was struck during the invasion, Kellogg said.

The duo forced the family into the basement and fled the home after stealing phones, shoes, and jewelry.

Police are searching for the identity of the suspects, who were described as African American. The investigation is active and further details will be released as more information is gathered, Kellogg said.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Hammond police Detective Sgt. Adam Clark at (219) 852-2987.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.