Four people, including son of a police sub-inspector, opened fire at a gangster at his rented accommodation at Star Colony on the Barewal road in Ludhiana late on Sunday evening following a verbal spat.
The accused fled after firing gunshots. The injured, Sukha Barewal, has been rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), where his condition has been stated to be critical.
The police said Sukha is facing trail in 30 cases, including murder, loot and abduction.
The police have identified two accused — Sanjiv Sharma, son of late sub-inspector Surjit Chand Sharma, and his accomplice Nanak, and hunt has been launched to nab the other two accused.
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Surinder Mohan said Sanjiv, along with his accomplices, turned up at Sukha’s room in the evening and following heated arguments, he fired a gunshot at Sukha and fled.
He said a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against the four accused.