Father shot during burglary, suspects on the loose

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PHOENIX -- Police are looking for two men involved in an early morning burglary at a home near Indian School Road and 30th Avenue in Phoenix.

Officers say a family of five, including three children, were asleep when two men started ransacking their home. It happened just before 4 a.m. Friday at a house on the 4200 block of 30th Drive.

Police think this was a random burglary.

"As we can ascertain at this point, we believe the burglary was being done by these two suspects and that they then stumbled upon the residents who were asleep at the home," said Lt. David Moore of the Phoenix Police Department.

There was some type of confrontation and that's when one of the suspects opened fire, hitting the father in the arm. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

It's not clear how many shots were fired.

Nobody else was hurt.

Police said the children, all of whom are between the ages of 10 and 12, were asleep but woke up as all of this was happening.

The two suspects, described only as black men, drove off and got away. 

Detectives have not yet been able to talk to the wounded man, nor have they released his name.

Investigators do not think anyone else in the neighborhood is in danger.  The investigation is ongoing.