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Deputies: Girl killed during Anderson Co. home invasion

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The home on Burris Street where deputies say a teenage girl was shot Sunday night. (July 9, 2012/FOX Carolina) The home on Burris Street where deputies say a teenage girl was shot Sunday night. (July 9, 2012/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson County deputies said that a girl who was shot and killed during a home invasion Sunday night was participating in the crime when she was shot.

The shooting happened at 11:05 p.m. at 506 Burris St.

When deputies arrived at the home, they said they found the victim sitting near a gun and a woman lying on the ground with a bullet wound to the stomach.

The man told deputies that the three people forced him and his girlfriend onto the floor. He said that he was hit in the head with a gun after the group forced their way inside.

Deputies said that the man was held at gunpoint by the girl, while two men ransacked the home. They said that the man tackled the girl, and she was shot in the stomach during a struggle for the gun.

The girl was identified by deputies at 17-year-old Emani Puckett.

Deputies said they are still looking for the two men.

Meanwhile Puckett's mother, Latitiah Jones, is heartbroken and looking for answers as to how her daughter, who she describes as a shy and smart student, could have been involved in a home invasion turned fatality.

"How could you do a 17-year-old child like that? How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets? How could you do that and lay down at night," asks Jones.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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