ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A man was critically injured after he was shot during a home invasion.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Monday morning in the 3400 block of South Lincoln Street.

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In a press release, the Englewood Police Department says an unknown man entered a home through the front door and shot a male occupant inside.

The victim, a man in his fifties, was take to the hospital in critical condition. There was a woman inside the home at the time, too, but she was not injured.

Neighbors say they’re not surprised such a thing has happened.

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“It’s picked up over the last couple of years,” one resident who wished to remain anonymous said. “I also noticed that the police who’ve been informed by myself and others when we see suspicious stuff have stepped up their patrol. I believe they really have their hands full.”

A male suspect fled the scene before police arrived, but there is no further description available.

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