By Brian Messenger firstname.lastname@example.org
---- — METHUEN — Police said a 22-year-old city woman was pistol-whipped during an armed home invasion on Grove Street late this morning.
Police Chief Joseph Solomon said a K9 unit is on scene searching the area for suspects. The woman was transported to Holy Family Hospital with head injuries and is expected to be airlifted to a Boston hospital, he said.
"It is believed the victim was targeted," said Solomon. "It wasn't a random act."
Solomon said at least one suspect fled the scene on foot.
The incident occurred around 11:50 a.m.
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