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UPDATE: Home Where Shots Fired May Have Been 'Targeted'

Police said children were among the occupants at home inside.

UPDATE: Home Where Shots Fired May Have Been 'Targeted'

Update: 10:16 a.m.: Riverhead police said a home where shots were fired Tuesday night may have been targeted.

"I believe there is a reason the home was targeted," said Riverhead Detective Sergeant Joseph Loggia Monday morning. "What the reason is, we do not know at this time."

"We don't believe it's random," said Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Loggia said at the present time, police cannot say if there is a connection between Tuesday night's shooting and a drive-by shooting of a home in February. 

Anyone with information is asked contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, Loggia said.

Original story: Police are searching for two armed men who allegedly shot at a home in Riverhead before breaking into the house on Tuesday night.

According to Riverhead police, on Tuesday at 11:29 p.m., a report came in from residents on East Avenue in Riverhead that someone was shooting at their home.

Additional reports indicated that an armed individual had also broken into the residence.

Responding units arrived on the scene and located several shell casings on the ground near the exterior of the entrance. 

At the time of the incident, the home was occupied by two adults, a 15-year-old male, a 12-year-old boy, and a five-year-old girl.

No injuries were reported.

Police described the suspects as two black males wearing masks who fled on foot prior to police arrival. The suspects were allegedly armed with an unknown type of gun. A search of the area for suspects yielded no results.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-3200.

The incident is the second shooting at a Riverhead home in a month: Four suspects face a grand jury indictment in Riverside Tuesday after allegedly shooting at a Riverhead home in February.

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