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BLUEFIELD, Va. -

Sheriff's Deputies in Tazewell County are searching for a man who broke into a home in Bluefield, Va.

According to Sheriff Brian Hieatt, the suspect broke into a home on Melrose St. in Bluefield, Va. at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.  He had apparently found a .22 caliber pistol in the home and was searching a room when the homeowner walked in.  The Sheriff tells 59News that the suspect shot the homeowner with his gun than ran off. 

Investigators don't have a description of the suspect at the time.  They said he was wearing a mask.  Deputies are currently searching the area, and a dog from the Bluefield, Va. Police Department has been called in to help.

The homeowner was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center.  There is no word on his identity or condition at this time.

Anyone with information about the break in is asked to call the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office at 276-988-5966.