ENID, Okla. — Enid Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred early Wednesday morning on West Vine and is asking area residents with any related information to come forward.
At 2:41 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 400 block of West Vine for an assault in progress, Capt. Tim Jacobi said. Responding officers found a woman inside the residence with life-threatening injuries.
"Several children were also present inside and they told officers that masked men forced their way inside the residence, attacked the woman and fled before police arrived," Jacobi said.
The victim, a 41-year-old woman, was flown to an Oklahoma City area hospital and remains in critical condition, he said. The woman's identity is being withheld, and the children were removed to a safe place.
The suspects were described as two, possibly Hispanic, men both wearing long-sleeve shirts and gloves. One may have worn a black mask and blue Nike shoes, and the other may have worn a red mask and black Nike shoes.
"No other information is available at this time," Jacobi said. "Police are asking area residents to check their surveillance cameras for any useful images and to report any suspicious persons, or vehicles, that were observed in the neighborhood."
Anyone with information can report an anonymous tip with Garfield County Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233, www.enid.org/departments/police or text to 274637, typing “Enid” and a message in the text box. Those submitting a tip could earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify nor be identified.