The Northeast District RCMP is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a violent home invasion early Monday morning on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation.

The Neguac RCMP were called to a home on Bayview Drive around 2 a.m. following the report of a home invasion by two people in masks. When police arrived at the residence, they found a 23-year-old man who had been shot in the leg, according to Sgt. Marc Beaupré.

The victim was taken to the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst with what were believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may know the identity of the two masked suspects, is asked to call the Neguac Detachment of the Northeast District RCMP at 506-766-3000.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact New Brunswick Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca