UPDATE: Woman shot during home break-in in Danville; police search for two suspects

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) - UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.
The Danville Police Department is now releasing new details into the shooting that happened Monday night in Danville, including a description of the two suspects in this incident.

According to police, the woman who was shot says two men forced their way into her home in the 100 block of Hughes Street between 10:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Monday. She says the men demanded money and and shots were fired. The woman was shot in the hand and grazed in the arm, police said.

The woman and a witness are described the two men who were involved in the incident to police. They say one of the men is black, is around 6'4" in height, has clean cut hair and a beard. They say this man was in possession of a handgun. The woman describes the second man as black, short in height and muscular. The woman says this man did not have a gun.

Police say a cell phone was taken during the robbery.

The two men ran away from the area and got into a dark colored mid-size SUV.

Police are actively searching for the two men as they continue to investigate.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Danville Police are investigating after the victim with gunshot wounds went to the hospital.

Police responded to SOVAH Health just after 10:45 p.m. Monday.

The 62-year-old told police she was shot in the 100 block of Hughes Street.

According to police, she has non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the right hand and upper left arm.

They say the victim wasn't able to describe the suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000 or email crimetips@danvilleva.gov.