Female resident shot in PTC home invasion
Peachtree City Police are searching for two men involved in a home invasion Friday night on Woodland Drive near Robinson Road in Peachtree City. One of the residents suffered an injury from a shotgun blast as she fled the house in an attempt to escape and summon help.
Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove said officers responded at approximately 10:24 p.m. Friday night to a possible home invasion with shots fired inside the Woodland Drive residence.
Dove said three residents were home at the time of the incident.
Dove said preliminary information pertaining to the home invasion indicates that two black males entered the residence through an unlocked door and once inside they ordered the female victim to relinquish money.
Statements indicate that the offenders carried shotguns and believed there was a sum of money inside the residence the victim had access to. The two offenders are described as African-American males, in their mid-twenties with dark complexions, both about 5’8” to 6’ tall and medium to slender in build, Dove said.
Dove also noted that two male residents were at home during the incident.
“One resident was in an adjacent bedroom and came into the living room after hearing the commotion. As he did, he was confronted by one of the offenders who pointed a shotgun at him directing him to the living room floor,” Dove said. “While this was taking place, the female victim fled from the residence but was pursued by one of the offenders. The offender fired a round from a shotgun at the victim. The victim was grazed on her head by a pellet as she continued to flee from the area.”
Dove said the female victim was able to run to a neighbor’s home where she summoned help. She was later transported to the Atlanta Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries and released, according to Dove.
The third resident of the home was not involved in the encounter, Dove added.
Dove said the two offenders fled the residence in what has been described as a dark colored pickup truck. It is unclear at this time as to any motive behind the incident, she said.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Peachtree City Police Department as soon as possible. Please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510 or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at (770) 487-6010. You may remain anonymous.