Police believe victim of deadly home invasion was targeted

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DeKalb County police believe a man who was shot and killed during a home invasion was targeted.

Police said they are searching for the person who shot and killed 36-year-old Brandon McCreary Sunday night at an apartment complex along Waldrop Road near Flat Shoals Parkway. Police said McCreary was visiting an apartment at the time the home invasion took place.

Neighbors told police they saw two men forcing their way into an apartment at the Waldrop Condos and then heard gunshots a few minutes later.

Investigators said the gunmen also threatened a young woman at the same complex, but let her go. SWAT was called because the neighbor who notified police did not see a gunman leave the home, leaving the possibility that the shooter was still inside.

Investigators said they believe that the located was targeted "per specific risky behaviors of occupants."

No suspect has been identified or located, and investigators are unsure of the motive at this time.