New Delhi: Congress leader Yadagiri was shot at by some unknown assailants in Secunderabad on Saturday. He was hit by six bullets in Bowenpally region in Secunderabad. A man riding a bike opened fire on the Congress leader, eye witnesses said.

The attack took place in Old Bowenpalli when the assailant riding with an accomplice on a motorbike opened fired at the Congress leader when he was coming out of his residence.

CCTV footage showed the Congress leader trying to resist the attacker as he chased Yadgiri inside a nearby hospital premises.

Yadagiri, the former member of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital. He is undergoing treatment but he is out of danger, doctors said.

Police recovered two pistols and they suspect the Congress leader was shot at over a personal rivalry.

According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy a special probe team has been formed to scan the CCTV footage in order to identify the attacker and arrest him.

While one weapon was found in a dustbin of the hospital, another weapon was recovered from Yadgiri. He, however, told the police that he snatched the firearm from the attacker.

(With IANS inputs)