UPDATE: Lopez has signed himself out of the hospital, according to Elmira Police. The investigation into this incident continues.
UPDATE: Police have identified the intruder as Jason Lopez, of Elmira.
Lopez remains in an area hospital receiving treatment for a single gunshot wound.
The male resident and Lopez are not acquainted in anyway and the motive is still under investigation.
There was also a female resident and four young children home at the time of the incident. Lopez was the only person injured during the incident.
Around 6:12 am, officers responded to a home on Perine Street for a report of a home invasion in progress.
Prior to arrival, officers learned that the intruder had made entry into the residence and was shot by the resident.
Upon arrival, officers located a 33 year old Elmira resident who had sustained a single gunshot wound to his torso. Emergency medical care was summoned to the scene to assist the male.
The male was transported to a local hospital where he is continuing to be treated for his wounds. The injuries caused do not appear to be life threatening at this time.
The investigation into this incident continues. The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.