Men shot in basement identified

Men shot in basement identified

(WMC-TV) – Police identified the two men killed in an overnight home invasion as Anthony Conte, 26, and Robert Schmidt, 30.

The two men were inside a home on East Yates Road when they were shot. Investigators found them dead in the basement.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows a man broke into the home and shot the two men several times just after midnight Thursday.

Neighbors are hoping this was not a random act of violence.

"It's our neighborhood, we've lived here forever and we have to protect it and report any strange happenings and things like that," said Kim Dollar.

"It would give you piece of mind knowing that if it was somebody new, if it wasn't random," said Alex Evans, whose grandparents live nearby. "If it was a random attack or a random robbery, it could happen to anybody, any of us."

Investigators have not identified a suspect at this time.

Tune into Action News 5 at 4 p.m. for the latest on the murders.

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