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Man, 25, shot multiple times during home invasion in DeKalb County

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A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in an apparent home invasion late Tuesday night in DeKalb County. So far, police said they have no suspect in the shooting nor do they know how many are involved.

At 11:35 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 3200 block of Panola Road in Decature after getting a call about a person shot, according to DeKalb County police. When they arrived the found the victim outside with multiple gunshot wounds, police spokesman Capt. Steven Fore said.

Investigators said the man had managed to go outside after the shooting. He was spotted by neighbors and his roommate who had just arrived home, Fore said. The neighbors and the roommate called in shooting around the same time, but no one had heard shots fired, the spokesman said.

The victim, whose name had not been released, had been shot several times in the upper body including the shoulder and face, Fore said. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday, Fore said.

Police have not had a chance to speak to the victim and have not yet determined the circumstances or motive surrounding the shooting, Fore said, though he added that it appears that it was a home invasion based on evidence found at the scene. The captain declined to say if there were any signs of a forced entry or where in the home the shooting occurred.

It’s also unclear what type of gun was used and if anything was taken from the home.