Launceston police attended an Invermay address early this morning after receiving reports of a firearm being discharged.
At the scene a 52-year-old man had sustained serious injuries, having been shot with a firearm after confronting two people outside at his vehicle.
The man is currently at the Launceston General Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Launceston CIB are investigating.
Detectives would like to speak to anyone who saw two people acting suspiciously in the Mayne street, Invermay, area around 1.30am. Suspect 1 is described as 170cm, slender build, wearing a black hoodie and dark coloured track pants. Suspect 2 is described as 175cm tall, heavy set, wearing a large black jacket with a hood.
Information can be provided direct to investigators at Launceston CIB on 131 444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.