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Woman shot during home invasion in Orange County; Nothing stolen

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives in Orange County are trying to figure out why a complete stranger barged into an Orange County home and shot the woman inside.

Deputies and emergency crews responded to the home on Pointe Ridge Court about 9:30 a.m. for reports of a home invasion.

According to investigators, an armed man opened fire during the home invasion on Pointe Ridge Court, sending the woman to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

The woman told investigators she heard a knock at the door but didn't answer. She said the man then kicked the door open, shot her and fled.

"What we know is she's only lived here two weeks and states she knows no one in the area, so we need to figure out why someone targeted her," said Lt. Paul Hopkins with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The woman told investigators she doesn't know why she might have been targeted. She said she was able to get to a neighbor's house and call 911.

"As soon as we got on scene, our main concern was her medical issue, to take her to the hospital and get her treatment. We'll have a more in-depth interview with her down there once she's stabilized," said Hopkins.

Investigators said the shooter did not demand money or any of the woman's belongings.

Neighbor Verna Matthews told Channel 9 she's been in the neighborhood 14 years.

"There's crime everywhere.  Wherever you move, you going to find crime," she said.

The victim told investigators the shooter fled in a white pickup truck.