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"St. Paul couple shot, injured in home invasion; police search for suspect, whom victims recognized"

A St. Paul couple was shot in their home Thursday afternoon in a "botched home-invasion robbery."

Peter Panos, police spokesman said the man and his wife were each shot once, and their children, who were home during the incident, were not injured. The children ages range from 2 to 15 years.

The couple was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for surgery.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the suspect knocked on the door of the couple's house and "forced his way." At 12:07 p.m., a "frantic" woman called police and reported the break-in and shooting.

Police began searching for the suspect Thursday.