North Charleston police are searching for two men who shot a man in the thigh in a home invasion early Wednesday.

A man told police he heard someone knock on his door on Hunters Ridge Lane about 1 a.m.

The man opened the door and two men forced their way inside, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

The man ran upstairs, and one of the men shot him once in the right thigh with a pistol, Pryor said.

The men fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The shooting is still under investigation, Pryor said.

Another man was shot in the foot when two men forced entry into his home early Monday.

Carmen Velasquez Perez, 40, told Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies someone knocked on the front door of his Tuskegee Drive home about 1:30 a.m. and claimed to have car trouble.

Perez described the man to deputies as white, in his mid-20s, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and about 180 pounds, wearing dark shorts, an orange shirt and gray jacket.

When Perez refused to help, the man barged into his home, bringing a black man with him, an incident report said.

Perez described the black man as 18-25 years old, 6 feet tall, about 160 pounds, wearing gloves and a black hooded sweatshirt.

The men demanded money from Perez, which he refused, according to the report.

Then, the black man shot Perez in the left foot, prompting him to hand over $350, the report said.

The men ran from the home toward Ashley Phosphate Road, the report said.

Sheriff’s Maj. John Garrison said deputies and North Charleston police are working to investigate similarities in the two crimes to determine if the same men are responsible.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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