BELOIT, Wis. -

The City of Beloit Police Department said two homeowners were hurt when armed gunmen in masks forced their way into their houses to rob them.

Authorities said the first home invasion happened about 8 p.m. Monday night. A homeowner was hit in the head with a gun as several suspects rummaged through the house and fled with electronics and cash. Police said the victim was treated at the scene.

Officers responded to a second robbery about 1 1/2 hours later. In a press release, Beloit police report a homeowner was shot twice in the shoulder after struggling with masked gunmen who had forced their way into the house. The suspects fled after the shooting. The homeowner was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital.

According to the police report, the suspects in both incidents were described as wearing masks.

Beloit Police ask anyone with information to call the police department at 608-364-6801.