Leading Ulster Volunteer Force paramilitary Mark Haddock is critical after being shot in County Antrim.
The attack happened just before 1600 BST in the Mossley area of the Doagh Road in Newtownabbey.
It is understood Haddock, 36, has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with multiple wounds.
He is currently on bail on a charge of attempting to murder doorman, Trevor Gowdy, at a social club in Monkstown nearly four years ago.
Haddock was named in that court case as a leading UVF member. Judgement in the trial has been reserved.