NEPTUNE - Authorities are searching for a suspect in a shooting that occurred in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune this morning. Police say it was an apparent home invasion. After the incident, neighbors rushed in to help the victim, according to officials. The mayor of Neptune Township would not say if the attack was believed to be random or not.

Kyle Swannack, a responding EMT, says the victim told him he had been napping and awoke up to find a masked man holding a gun to his head, demanding money. They struggled and that's when the gun went off, Swannack says.

The victim's name has not been released but officials say he's expected to survive.

The gunman was seen fleeing in a waiting car.