A man was shot and injured in an alleged robbery in Wesley at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Reports are that the gunman broke into the victim’s house, and during a struggle, the victim was shot in the stomach. He is now a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

The victim, who is about 40-50 years old, lives alone.

One man has been held for questioning in relation to the incident.

Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin is planning to hold a peace conference in Wesley on Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Wesley Catholic Church. Behanzin said there is an increase in crime in the village.

This is the second shooting in less than a month.

In December 2010, Vaughn Dodds was shot multiple times. The shooting occurred from a vehicle. Dodds is still a patient at the hospital.

Twenty-three-year-old Lee Anthony of Morne Rachette has been charged with attempted murder and shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm  to Dodds .

Anthony is currently remanded at the Dominica State Prison.

In late December, a 22-year old woman of Wesley was remanded into custody after being charged for the attempted murder of her cousin. Muriel Thomas allegedly stabbed Rosemund Cheryl Thomas with a knife in her neck during a dispute.