01/12/2013 08:46 EST | Updated 03/14/2013 05:12 EDT

Man shot in Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood

A man is in hospital with bullet wounds to his upper body after a shooting that took place in Montreal's Pointe Saint Charles neighbourhood early this morning.

The incident happened at a residence on Knox Street around 12:50 a.m.

Police said the 24-year-old victim was shot while responding to a knock at the door.

The suspect fled the scene, and police have yet to make an arrest.

The victim, who is known to police, was taken to hospital. Authorities do not fear for his life.

A second person in the apartment at the time of the shooting was unharmed.