ROGERS (KFSM) -- Police are searching for two suspects accused of trying to rob some residents at gunpoint on Tuesday (Sept. 18) morning, according to Keith Foster with the Rogers Police Department.
Police responded to a burglary attempt around 4:02 a.m. on Oak Street, where the suspects held the residents at gunpoint, Foster said.
When officers arrived, they heard shots fired. Foster said it was originally thought that shots were fired at officers, but it's not clear that the officers were the intended target.
"It’s just a big jigsaw puzzle, so you’re just grabbing all of the pieces and trying to set the border and fill in the pieces and that’s where our detectives are at right now," Foster said.
"It would be great to say, 'oh yeah, they absolutely knew (each other).' We just don’t know that and won’t know that until we catch them or get other information."
The two suspects fled the scene on foot, still wearing their masks.
One resident who was home during the time of the break-in says she and three other of her family members were home. They say they did not know the attackers.
Neighbors nearby say they were awoken by the gunshots.
"Around 4 o'clock, I'm not sure exactly what time it was, I heard gunshots and obviously it's terrifying. You think living in a nice neighborhood like we live in you don't hear that kind of thing, especially in Rogers, Arkansas."
Foster said police don't believe there is an immediate danger to the public, but they are still investigating.
Anyone with more information should contact the police department at 479-636-4141.