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South Carolina authorities are searching for seven men involved in a bizarre home invasion and kidnapping.
Police were called to an Orangeburg home at approximately 3:55p.m. on Tuesday in reference to an burglary and kidnapping.
Authorities say their investigation indicates seven unknown males with guns forced their way into the residence, forcing three adults and six juveniles to the floor. One of the gunmen struck a 52-year-old woman in the head with a gun while she was protecting her grandson. A 4-month-old was taken from the residence.
According to police, this was a targeted crime.
Renee Gilliard wasn’t home at the time but said she was horrified to learn the only thing the intruders found was her baby girl. The baby was gone for about two hours before she was found in Berkeley County by a passerby who saw the criminals discard the child on the side of the road.
Yea. A seven-man home invasion. If you’re toting a 1911 from room to room, you’d better be damned accurate with that thing. I have carried a rifle from room to room before around the house, but it’s truly obnoxious. I would carry a 1911 around the house, but in a seven-man home invasion I think I’d be better off with one of my polymer-frame double-stack pistols.