A man has been shot after confronting two people near his car at night — the 11th gun-related incident in Launceston in the past seven weeks.
- The shooting comes days after police announced a task force to tackle illegal firearms
- The 52yo is in a serious but stable condition after being shot
- The Invermay shooting is the 11th in seven weeks involving firearms
Tasmania Police said in the early hours of Thursday a 52-year-old man walked out of his house to his parked car in the Launceston suburb of Invermay when he discovered two men near his vehicle.
Police say he was shot after confronting them, suffering serious injuries.
The man was taken to the Launceston General Hospital in a serious but stable condition.