By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A home invasion in South Philadelphia ended with a couple in the hospital and the search for five suspects. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on South 23rd Street.

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Philadelphia police said the incident started at one victim’s car; five suspects came up to a 52-year-old man and took his wallet, watch, and keys. The department said the men left and then came back to try and get into the home.

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That’s where the suspects got into a struggle with the victim, his 47-year-old girlfriend, and her sister.

“They’re actually trying to hold the door and stop these individuals that are trying to break into the property,” Chief Inspector Scott Small told CBS3, adding, “We believe they weren’t satisfied at that point, and then when the victim ran inside of his property, they wanted to continue.”

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Small said the suspects asked the victims where the valuables were inside the home. The man was shot in the hip and buttocks, while his girlfriend was hit in the left arm and breast. They are expected to survive.

According to the department, the couple’s two children were upstairs at the time of the incident. They were not injured.

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