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HOPEWELL, Va. -- A man is in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after being shot during a break-in early Saturday morning.

Police say the shooting happened at 3:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Richmond Street when two intruders entered an apartment and opened fire with handguns.

Madison Terrace Apartments

Madison Terrace Apartments

A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest and back and was flown to VCU Medical Center to be treated for life threatening injuries.

Neighbors said they heard at least four gunshots.

"I was not going outside," Shamaria Blue said. "I didn’t know what to do. I was scared."

The suspects are described as two black males, between 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall with slender builds and short hair. One was said to be wearing a white T-shirt with blue jeans and the other was wearing a white T-shirt with black pants.

The police department is asking anyone who may have information on this shooting to contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.