DELTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office are investigating an apparent home invasion and double-shooting in Deltona.
A husband and wife who just moved into their rented home a month ago were shot Thursday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. inside the house on Hayward Ave.
"On the face of it, looks like they went to the wrong house and got the wrong people," explained Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
The couple told deputies two men entered their home through a back sliding glass door, and after a brief exchange, the husband was shot in the leg and the wife was shot in the arm. The suspects then fled.
The victims were transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital by ambulance with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening. They were in stable condition later Thursday.
"An arm shot and a leg shot -- to me, they're sending a message to somebody," Chitwood added. "They didn't kill them. They took time to hit an extremity. They're sending a message to somebody."
Detectives are still trying to determine why the shootings occurred, but the investigation so far indicates the break-in was targeted and not random.
The couple’s children were away at school during the incident. The investigation is ongoing, no further details are being released at this time, and more information will be provided when it becomes available.