NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police are investigating two home invasions that occurred about 12 hours apart, both involving masked men who fired shots.

The Providence Journal reports a mother and four children escaped injury early Wednesday when three men claiming to be police officers forced their way into her apartment on Whittier Avenue. Police say they found bullet holes in the wall, but nobody was injured and the men fled as police responded.

A second home invasion was reported just after noon on Plainfield Street, in which a masked man forced his way into an apartment, shot a dog to death and wounded a 19-year-old resident before robbing him.

Police say the resident, Brian Jerez, was treated for his wound at Rhode Island Hospital.

No arrests have been made in either incident.