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Meds stolen from cancer patient who was attacked during home invasion

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Investigators said three suspects stole money and medication during a home invasion in Titusville early Saturday morning.

The home invasion happened shortly after midnight on Saturday at an apartment on the 1700 block of Harrison Street in Titusville.

Police are investigating whether the 63-year-old victim, who is a cancer patient, was specifically targeted because she is vulnerable.

"It was like a sneak attack. She actually opened up her door just to put some garbage out, and these guys kinda rushed their way in and forced her at gunpoint," Jeremy Gonzalez with Titusville police said.

The three males suspects injured the woman before taking money and her medication.

"They began pistol whipping her, hitting her in the head with the firearm, causing lacerations to her head," Gonzalez said.

Police said the victim's injuries are minor and she was treated on scene by paramedics.

Officers spent several hours collecting evidence and searching the area using a police dog. Investigators believe this is not a random act of violence.

"It looks like she was specifically targeted because of her vulnerabilities," Gonzalez said.

Police said the investigation remains ongoing.