Jeypore: A man and his son were critically injured after some youths, alleged to be the aides of Jeypore former block BJD president, fired on them at Rajanagar Chhak in Jeypore of Koraput district on Tuesday.
One named Bikash Patra and some of his associates allegedly committed the crime as per the direction of former block BJD president.
The victims have been identified as Narendranath Nayak and his son Santosh Nayak. They were rushed to a hospital in Jeypore and later shifted to the district headquarters hospital for better treatment.
Santosh sustained critical injuries on his waist.
Sources said the miscreants targeted Santosh, but his father also became the victim.
Sources said Bikash and his associates intercepted the duo and thrashed them severely before opening fire on them.
Political rivalry is suspected behind the crime.
Police have started investigation after seizing two empty cartridges from the spot.