Police say a Fulton County woman is recovering after home intruders broke into her home and shot her several times. Authorities say the victim is an employee of the Fulton County Marshall's Office.
According to Fulton County police, 54-year-old Melissa Burke heard a knock on her door. Moments later, she heard the intruders breaking into her house on Estonian Drive near Fairburn just before midnight and called 911. They say Burke, who was home alone, tried to hide but the intruders found her and opened fire.
Investigators say she was shot multiple times. Burke was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, and was listed in stable condition. She underwent surgery on Friday, according to her uncle.
Police say some items were taken from the home, and they are trying to determine if Burke, who works as a civilian employee for the Fulton County Marshal's Department, was targeted or if it was a random act. They say they are also trying to determine if shooting is related to a burglary that happened at a home the night before. That home was located about six miles from the victim's house.
Police say the suspects fled the area in a Honda, and located the vehicle a few miles away. They say the car was stolen.
No arrests have been made.
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