Victims said to be recovering well after violent home invasion

Victims said to be recovering well after violent home invasion

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Police say the two victims in a west Birmingham home invasion, a 29-year-old and an elderly man on hospice care, are going to be okay.

Birmingham police originally said at least one of the victims was shot, but now they are saying that is not the case.

Sergeant Johnny Williams says at least one person, maybe more, broke into a home in the 2500 block of Tempest Drive. The suspect attacked 29-year-old Damarion Smith and 83-year-old Willie Peterson. They were rushed to UAB Hospital.

Williams says Peterson had a head injury and he is still in the hospital, but police say his injuries are not life threatening. Smith's injuries were not life threatening and he has been released from the hospital.

Neighbors tell us Smith and Peterson were great neighbors and they have no clue who would want to harm them. Police say they do not have any suspects at this time.

If you have information about the crime you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 205- 254- 7777.

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