FERNDALE -- Robbers raided two households in Ferndale within minutes of one another early Saturday, but the outcomes were markedly different.
The suspects got away with cash in one case - and wound up in the hospital with gunshot wounds in the other.
Investigators say they don't believe the robberies are related - despite their proximity in place and time.
In the first robbery, two men burst into a residence in the 7000 block of Tall Cedars Lane at about 3:25 a.m. and demanded cash. They got away with money and a safe.
The area was searched with K-9 police dogs, but the search was unsuccessful.
The robbers were described as two white males in their 20s, with thin builds and wearing beanie hats. One man stood about 5-foot-5 and the other about 5-foot-9.
In the second robbery, robbers demanded money from a resident in the 1200 block of Lattimore Road.
Another family member interrupted the hold-up. As the robbers left, shots were fired into the fleeing suspects' vehicle.
Shortly afterward, two people showed up at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham with gunshot wounds. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
Both of those suspects are now being interviewed.