A Philadelphia man was taken to a Meridian hospital shortly after midnight Wednesday after being shot in the abdomen and shoulder while inside a residence on Lewis Avenue, the Police Chief said.

Chief Bill Cox said Lorenzo Hickman was at 206 Lewis Ave. when the shooting occurred.

He was taken to Anderson Hospital where he was listed in critical, but stable condition, Cox said.

Residents in the house at the time of the shooting identified a suspect, who is being sought by police, he said.