Dad shot, daughter hit in home invasion — 2 on the loose
MOUNT LAUREL — Men who broke into a home Tuesday shot a man who lived there and struck his teen daughter in the head, police say.
Mount Laurel police said two men got into the home on Equality Court around 3 a.m. through a rear window and demanded money. They shot a 43-year-old man in the leg and struck his 18-year-old daughter in the head with an unknown object, according to police.
The men left the home on foot with an unknown amount of money and took off in a car parked nearby, according to police.
Investigators said they believe the invasion was not random and the home was targeted.
The father and daughter were taken via ambulance to Cooper University Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police said two other residents were at home but were not involved in the incident, 6ABC Action News reported. In a press release, police said the two were not injured.
Police asked anyone with information about the incident to contact Mount Laurel Police at 856-234-8300, or the the Mount Laurel Police Confidential Tip Line at 856-234-1414 Ext 1599.
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