Police reports state that at around 12.30am, Martin Alexis was closing his bar, Kaiso Corner, along the SS Erin Road in Santa Flora when two masked gunmen accosted him.
It is believed that he fought with the gunmen who attempted to rob him and as a result, he was shot in the abdomen. The men escaped empty handed.
Residents contacted Santa Flora police who responded along with an ambulance and Alexis was taken to hospital where he is warded at the Intensive Care Unit.
A search is now underway for the suspects.