Carthage, Mo., police are looking for an 8-month-old boy taken from his home by two masked men.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Eddie Salazar after he was taken Thursday night. He is about 20 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

Carthage police say two men wearing all black and ski masks broke into the family's home while the father was sleeping on the couch. The father was beaten unconscious and the house was ransacked before the boy was taken.

Carthage police chief Greg Dagnan tells KSHB-TV in Kansas City that early information indicates the abduction was random. He says early information on the suspects is so vague officers aren't sure where they might be headed.

Anyone with information is asked to call 417-237-7200 or 911.