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3 suspected of invading home still are at large
Men left North Hall with electronics and cash
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The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men involved in a late Sunday home invasion that involved a shooting.

One man approached the house in the 4100 block of C. Rogers Road asking for one of the home's occupants.

He was allowed to enter, said Sgt. Kiley Sargent, sheriff's office spokesman.

Two other armed men then forced their way inside, demanding drugs and money.

The suspects left the North Hall house with electronics and cash.

Before they left, however, one of the men shot one of the three occupants, an Oakwood woman, during a brief struggle. She was at the residence visiting her mother and brother, Sargent said.

The woman, whose name wasn't available Monday, was taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she was kept overnight. She was treated for injuries to her hand and abdomen.

"From what I understand, they did have to do surgery on her wounds," which weren't life-threatening, Sargent said.

The incident took place about 10:30 p.m.

"At this time, investigators do not believe this incident is a random act, and the victims were possibly a target of this crime," Sargent said.

The suspects approached the house "almost directly after (the Oakwood woman) did," he said. "We don't know if they followed her up there or were watching the residence. We're still trying to get to the bottom of that."

All the victims, authorities believe, knew the man who approached the house.

"We do believe he's going to be involved (in the home invasion). ... It's almost like a setup," Sargent said. "... Right now, we're just following leads and trying to establish exactly what happened."

Area law enforcement has worked several home invasions and burglaries recently.

"I think this (one on Sunday) is totally unrelated to (past ones)," Sargent said.