A Suffolk man is fighting for his life in the hospital after he was shot early this morning. 

Newport News dispatch received a call at 1:54am in regard to a shooting in the 500 block of 45th street. 

When officers got on scene, they found the man with a life-threatening gunshot wound to his stomach. 

Medics took him to the hospital. 

The incident started out as an argument in the 4000 block of Jefferson Avenue. 

The argument continued to 45th street. 

At some point, police say the shooter took off in the victim’s car. 

Police say it’s unclear if the victim and suspect  knew each other. 

Detectives say the victim is a 52 year old Suffolk man, and officers are still looking for the shooter.