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Three teens arrested after home invasion sends three to hospital

Police say this was a targeted incident

Three teens, one from Guelph and two from Fergus, were arrested Sunday after a man suffered a broken nose during a Guelph home invasion.

A woman and child who also resided at the home also went to hospital to be checked out.

Guelph police said just before 6:25 p.m., a woman had just finished bathing her 18-month-old daughter inside their residence located near the intersection of Willow Road and Edinburgh Road.

She heard a knock at her front door and opened it to find an unknown male teenager standing on the front step. Two more teenage males wearing masks and carrying a tire iron and metal rod then ran from around the corner of the house, pushing their way inside.

The three males kicked the woman in the stomach, pushed the child against the wall, and then proceeded into the living room to confront a man. They then began striking the man in the head with the tire iron before they fled the residence on foot.

All three victims were transported to the Guelph General Hospital to assess and treat their injuries. The man suffered a broken nose, the woman was not injured and the daughter suffered a bruise and welt on her head.

Investigation revealed that this was a targeted incident, police report.

At 10:40 p.m., police located the teenagers in the downtown core, and they were subsequently arrested.

A 17-year-old Fergus male and a 19-year-old Guelph male have been charged with:
- Break, enter and commit
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault cause bodily harm
- Two counts of assault
- Weapons dangerous
- Disguise with intent

An 18-year-old Fergus male has been charged with:
-Break, enter and commit
-Assault with a weapon
-Assault cause bodily harm
-Two counts of assault

All three teenagers were held in custody pending bail hearings.