The Elmira Police Department responded to a call over the weekend on Holdridge St. because of an attempted home invasion.
The victim said he was sleeping on the couch when he heard someone trying to break in through the door. The homeowner opened the door and when he did the subject pointed a gun at his face.
The homeowner shut the door on the subject who then fired a single shot through the door.
The incident is under investigation, anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Elmira Police Department on their anonymous tip-line 271-HALT (271-4258).