A home invasion took a violent turn early Friday morning when the homeowner was shot.
Police say two men forced their way into the home on East Irvine Street just before 1:00 A.M. with guns. The suspects then told the 23-year-old homeowner to lay on the floor face down. Police say the two took a cell phone and some cash then shot the victim.
The victim was taken to Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond and later transported to UK Hospital where he is recovering from the gun shot wound.
Police say their suspects are two black men in their early 20's, about 5'8" tall and weigh about 150 pounds. Both were wearing black clothes. baseball caps and blue bandannas around their faces.
Just a couple of days ago, a liquor store across the street from the home was robbed. Police say the description of the suspects is very similar and they may be looking for the same men. Right now though, their priority is to find the shooter.
The search for suspects continues.