A man was seriously injured in the northern city of Hai Phong Thursday when masked men came up on a motorbike and shot at him with shotguns.
The victim Tran Thai Bao, 30, was driving his motorbike with his brother at around 2 p.m. when the shooting happened.
Eyewitnesses said Bao left his motorbike and tried to run away but the masked men continued to chase him, loading their shotguns to shoot him again.
Bao turned back and grappled with the man who held the gun, but the other man then drew another shotgun and fired it into his belly before both attackers fled the scene.
Gun fights have become notorious in the northern port city with the latest incident taking place in broad daylight on a crowded street. One brother of Bao had already been shot dead by local gangsters on a street in January.
Bao had been previously convicted of murder and deliberately causing injury after he had his gang, armed with knives, had caused public disorder in the city.
He gave himself up to the police in July this year and was out on bail in August for medical treatment.
Police are investigating the case further.