CHICAGO — A man is in the hospital after he was shot after allegedly entering another man’s home in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood.

CPD officers responded to the 2100 block of North Meade following several reports of an alleged attempted break-in just after 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

Police say a man allegedly walked into a home in the area without permission and was shot twice by the 26-year-old homeowner.

Neighbors in the area reported hearing three to five gunshots ring out sometime around noon and residents watched as first responders removed someone on a stretcher.

According to Chicago paramedics, a 35-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Many longtime neighborhood residents who spoke to WGN News said the area is usually quiet and the sight of swarming police officers is rare.

“For the most part, this block is generally pretty peaceful,” Andre Davis told WGN News. “But it definitely hits close to home. I don’t know what happened to the offender. That’s what happens, though. People are at a point where they are protecting themselves.”

Occupants allegedly inside the home when the shooting occurred declined to speak with WGN News.