BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Four people and the family dog were stabbed in a home invasion in Buffalo Grove just after midnight Wednesday.
Officers responded to the home in the 400 block of St. Mary’s Parkway, after a caller indicated there were several people stabbed after someone broke into the home.
Residents reported two masked men, one of them armed with a large hunting knife.
The 49-year-old homeowner was stabbed repeatedly and remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Three other residents, as young as 16, were transported with stab wounds to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The family’s German Shepherd was also stabbed in the attack. It suffered a puncture wound and was transferred to an animal clinic.
During the altercation, the homeowner was able to retrieve and discharge a firearm, causing the intruders to flee.
The victims gave police key information leading to the people now in custody.
Evidence was recovered from the vehicle the suspects were in, which linked them to the crime scene.
The home invasion does not appear to be random and there is no danger to the community Buffalo Grove, police said.