Three masked men beat a man in his east end residence early Sunday, and police aren't yet sure why they did it.

Around 3:20 a.m., three men wearing masks forced their way into a home on Cochrane Road.

"They had some sort of firearm," said Staff Sgt. Jack Langhorn. "Whether or not it was real, we can't be sure."

The three men assaulted the male resident of the home and went through his belongings.

"It was a beating," Langhorn said. "And it's apparent they did rummage through his belongings."

The man was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Langhorn said the victim wasn't able to speak because of his injuries, so police aren't yet sure what, if anything, was taken.

The police forensics unit is currently on scene collecting fingerprints and information.

The investigation is ongoing.