Man shot in home in­va­sion south of At­lanta

The Covington News - - Crime -

HAMP­TON (AP) — Po­lice are search­ing for sus­pects af­ter three armed men in­vaded a home in the Hamp­ton area and shot one of the oc­cu­pants.

Clay­ton County po­lice of­fi­cer J. K. Sch­neller tells CBS At­lanta that of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to the scene around 11 p.m. Tues­day found the home­owner with a gun­shot wound to the arm. He was taken to a hospi­tal with in­juries that are not con­sid­ered life-threat­en­ing.

Sch­neller said the man’s fam­ily was in the home at the time. The num­ber of peo­ple and their ages were not im­me­di­ately known. Au­thor­i­ties said they man­aged to es­cape un­harmed.

Sch­neller said the only de­scrip­tion given to po­lice was that the three men were dressed in black.

Hamp­ton is about 30 miles south of At­lanta.

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