Three men were seriously wounded Wednesday morning during an armed home invasion in Bedford that police said was not a random act of violence.
Bedford police received a report of a gunshot at about 2 a.m. at an appliance store on North Road. When officers arrived, they found three men, all in their 20s, who told police that three other men had broken into an apartment above the store and attacked them.
One of the victims was “bleeding profusely” from a gunshot wound to his leg. An officer and a firefighter provided emergency first aid that police believe saved the man’s life.
The two other men had been beaten during the attack, and all three were taken to area hospitals. Police expect the men, who were not identified, to survive.
Police said in a statement that the victims knew at least one of the assailants, possibly through work.
No arrests have been made, but Police Chief Robert Bongiorno said there is no immediate threat to the public.
“This is an extraordinarily unusual event for the town of Bedford,” he said in the statement. “Bedford is a safe, family-oriented community. We will aggressively pursue these suspects and bring them to justice.”
The incident was the first shooting reported in Bedford in about 10 years, he said.