BURKE COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a person on Monday.

According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a shooting inside a residence at Deer Park Drive in Connelly Springs around 11:30 a.m.

"It was a domestic disturbance," said Burke County Sheriff's Office's Steve Whisenant. "They did know each other. The suspect knew the victim."

The SWAT team also responded to the scene under the impression that the armed suspect was inside the home, according to deputies.

Authorities later determined the home was empty and said the armed suspect is on the loose.

"We’re not sure where the suspect is at, he could still be in the area so we’ve notified the residents to be cautious," Whisenant said.

The shooting victim was transported to CMC Main.

Officials did not release the suspect's identity.