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Mike Roberts/Lake940.com

A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest after a reported home invasion in Dudley.  Police say several people forced their way into an apartment located at 12 Green Street shortly after midnight.

Police say there was a confrontation between a man and the people who broke in.  The suspects fled the scene on foot after the shooting. The shooting victim was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester and is expected to survive.

The investigation is ongoing with assistance from The Massachusetts State Police, the Webster and Oxford Police Departments.  Anyone with information or video surveillance is asked to contact the Dudley Police Department a (508) 943-4411.