A woman's estranged boyfriend entered her residence in Dalton on Friday night and shot her twice in front of a group of people, authorities said.
Heather Renee Griffin, 42, was transported to Hamilton Medical Center and later transferred to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
Police are searching for Bertram Gerome Beck in the incident.
At 7:35 p.m., the Whitfield County 911 Center received a call of a female being shot twice at a residence located at 1025 Prince Way, Dalton. During the investigation it was revealed that Beck had forced his way into the residence and shot the woman, the Sheriff's Office said.
"Multiple people at the residence witnessed the assault," it was stated.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Beck for home invasion in the first degree and aggravated assault. Beck's last known address is 902 Straight St., Dalton.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Bertram Beck is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-278-1233.