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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Shots were fired into two Burlington homes early Tuesday morning.

The first incident occurred shortly after midnight on Windsor Street. Burlington police said a man and a woman were at home when it happened. No one was injured during the shooting.

The second shooting happened at 1:19 a.m. on Elmira Street. A woman home at the time was not injured. She told police she saw two men running down the street after the shots were fired but she was not able to provide a description.

“It’s such a safety concern because there are kids that go up and down the street and play. My grandkids that come over -- I have five of them -- so that’s a very big concern, and it’s very shocking,” said Marie Bridges, who lives on Windsor Street near where one shooting happened.

“There’s also a lot of elderly people who live here and that’s just horrible that somebody would just come randomly do that,” she added.

Police are investigating if the crimes are random and whether all three are connected. Lt. Chris Gaddis said at this point there’s nothing indicating the houses or people inside were specifically targeted.

“It’s extremely dangerous,” Lt. Gaddis told FOX8. “We’re still investigating both cases, speaking with the residents and the others members of the community. We're seeing if they have any information about who may be associated with committing these crimes.”

“We’re going door to door… Our biggest factor in this is getting help from the community," he added.

Elmira Street is very close to Bridgewater Drive where shots were fired into a home and a woman was injured over the weekend.

That victim’s brother told FOX8 she was still in the hospital and had to have surgery Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or Burlington/Alamance Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.