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ESCAMBIA COUNTY - Escambia County deputies are looking for three suspects they say shot a woman in the face during a home invasion robbery.
Two children were home at the time. They were not harmed.
The shooting happened at just before 7:00 PM Tuesday night on Gail Drive near Alice Street in Brownsville.
Witnesses told deputies three men armed with handguns entered the victim's home and demanded money. They say when the suspects didn't get what they wanted, they shot her in the face.
After deputies and paramedics arrived, the woman was rushed to the hospital. Authorities say her wound was not life-threatening and that two children who were home at the time were not hurt.
"We were watching TV and we heard three shots," said Patricia Liggett, a neighbor.
Liggett says she hasn't seen the victim around much because it appears she's often at work.
"I only know her son," Liggett said, "He rides the school bus with my grandson. He's probably about eight years-old."
Andrew Thornton, who lives down the street, says he's worried about the safety of his 20 month-old daughter.
"My roommate's father is already talking about getting a weapon and gun case and everything," Thornton said, "In case somebody breaks in over here."
Bill Messer, who's lived in the neighborhood for years, said, "It's kinda frightening really."
Messer says he doesn't know the victim but has seen several people visit the home.
"I know they keep a lot of late night traffic," Messer said, "People goin' and coming and you hear some yellin'."
The woman was shot once and investigators say the suspects fired two more rounds at the house as they left. A detailed description of the men has not yet been released.
Deputies say a witness saw a seafoam green, late '90's Oldsmobile leaving the scene.
If you have any information that can help investigators, you're asked to call Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP.