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South Fulton woman shot in home invasion

3:46 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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FAIRBURN, Ga. -- A Fulton County woman is recovering after being shot multiple times during a Thursday night home invasion on Estonian Drive.

According to Fulton County Police Det. Melissa Parker, the victim, 54-year-old Melissa Burke, called 911 at around 11:50 p.m. Thursday. Burke told the operator she could hear someone breaking into her home, and she was hiding in a closet.

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Parker says the suspects found Burke in the closet and shot her several times. She was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

The suspects fled the scene in a Honda, which was later spotted by a Fulton County Police officer who initiated a pursuit.  Two men ditched the car and fled on foot at Highway 92 near Demooney Road. Police are still looking for them.

Detective Parker says the crime is similar to a home invasion that occurred earlier that morning in the 700 block of Stillrock Drive. The intruders shot the homeowner, grazing him in the shoulder, before fleeing the scene. 

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