GRANTVILLE, GA (CBS46)—A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed during a violent home invasion her home in Grantville.
The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. at the 1500 block of Bethlehem Church Road, according to an official from the Coweta County Sheriff's office.
Right now Deputies are searching for the suspects who drove away from the house in a light-colored, 4-door sedan. The sheriff’s office released surveillance video that showed the gunmen getting away. In the video you see shots fired and one of the suspects with a duffle bag getting back in the car. After investigators say, “Several people had forced their way into the home, made demands on the family members that were present, and the shooting began.” Said Chief Deputy James Yarbrough.
Police say the young girl, who has been identified as 14 year-old Hayley Adams, was shot in the back during a "targeted invasion." She was taken to Newnan Piedmont Hospital where she later died during surgery.
“When you have a teenage child that is just scared, and for her to get shot in the back its very disheartening that people are that cruel. This day and time not matter what reason they are there there’s no reason to take a life of anyone” Says Sheriff Lenn Wood.
Investigators are looking for four people in connection to the shooting. They're looking for a light-colored sedan but the make and model is unknown at this time.
If you have any information, you are urged to contact Cowetta County Sheriff’s Office.
Meanwhile, the Encounter Church in Macon held a candlelight vigil in Adams' honor on Wednesday.