Deputies: Coweta County girl shot, killed inside home during break-in

A Coweta County teenager was shot and killed inside her home during a break-in late Tuesday night. 

The shooting happened at a home in the 1500 block of Bethlehem Church Road outside of Grantville. 

Girl shot at home

According to the Coweta County Sheriff's Office, three to four suspects broke into the home and made demands before they started shooting. A 14-year-old girl was hit by at least one bullet. She was shot in the back.

The victim was taken to the hospital where she later died. 

FOX 5's Doug Evans reports the 14-year-old girl has just moved to Coweta County from South Georgia to live with her mother.

Detectives search for clues

Deputies spent hours processing the scene at the rural home overnight. A large number of evidence markers could be seen in the front yard and detectives combed through a shed and the woods in the back, looking for clues.

Authorities said they are looking for a small, 4-door light-colored vehicle in connection with the shooting. Surveillance video showed the gunmen getting in and out of the vehicle. 

According to investigators, the house was targeted for a reason, but authorities haven't said why.