Authorities say two southwest men were assaulted and robbed in their home this morning when intruders burst through the door and at least one of the crooks was armed with some sort of gun. Council Bluffs Police Sergeant Chad Meyers says the incident happened about 7:15 A.M. in a house on the city’s west side, near Interstate 29.

“Three individuals who were masked up forced their way into 3607 Fifth Avenue,” Sergeant Meyers says. “We’re unsure of what their motives were at this time. There were three individuals in the house at the time.” The two unidentified men are both in their 40s and are brothers.

Their elderly mother was also in the house. She was not hurt. One of the assailants fired his weapon at both men, hitting one of them.

“There’s some blunt force trauma,” Meyers says. “It looks like a gun that was used may’ve been a pellet gun.” The incident is being classified as a home invasion-robbery.

The injured man was taken to the hospital. Police say the masked invaders took a wallet and fled. No arrests have been made.