Police are investigating an incident in which a gun was fired into a house in Bournemouth.
The incident happened in Jewell Road on the Townsend Estate in the early hours of Wednesday morning, said Detective Chief Inspector, John Gateley.
It's reported that one man carried out the attack.
A 48-year-old man has been taken to Poole Hospital after sustaining a pellet injury to the side of his body.
No arrests have been made yet.
The suspect has been described as a white man, in his twenties, between five feet six inches and five feet nine inches tall. He was wearing a dark coloured top.
Witnesses have reported that a vehicle left the area at the time but it is unclear whether this is connected to the incident.