Updated: Xewkija shooting; Elderly man grievously injured

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Updated with police statement at 3:44pm

An 87-year-old man was grievously injured on Monday morning following an argument in Xewkija.

Sources said that a shooting took place on Triq is-Salib after an argument broke out between two men believed to be neighbours at around 10:15am. The two involved are an 87-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both from Xewkija.

The police confirmed the incident. The man was hospitalised after he was hit by the firearm however not because he was shot, the police said. The police confirmed that shots were fired.

The elderly man was taken to the Gozo General Hospital where he was certified to be suffering from grievous injuries.

A magisterial inquiry led by Magistrate Paul Coppini was set up. The two individuals are being questioned by the police.

The police are investigating.