A 52-year-old man was critically injured last night when he was shot several times while he sat in his car in Triq il-Bordin, Pieta', close to where he lives.
The incident happened at about 11.30pm.
The man - Vince Muscat - was hit in the head close to his neck and a hand while a third bullet grazed him, yet he somehow managed to drive to Msida police station where he sought assistance.
He was operated upon soon after being admitted to Mater Dei Hospital.
A Magisterial inquiry is under way.
Muscat was one of the people accused with the attempted murder of two policemen during the failed hold-up on the HSBC main office in Qormi in 2010. He was out on bail.
The method of last night's shooting was similar to that on February 4 when Joe Galea, 58, was fatally shot in his car outside his home in Marsa, although it is not known if the two cases are related.