A Brackenfell man lost part of his leg after being shot during an attempted burglary at his home last month.
The man was shot seven times in his garage after men broke into his home.
Police are investigating a case of attempted murder.
The victim’s partner who asked to remain anonymous told the Weekend Argus that he was working in the garage when the five men broke in and shot him seven times.
“He put up a big fight with the one men who was in possession of the gun.
“When he tried to hold the gun away from his upper body the perpetrator then pulled the trigger and all the bullets went into his left leg.
“I pressed the panic button and that is when the five men fled the scene,” said the victim’s partner.
A neighbor came to the couple’s aid.
After an operation and blood transfusions the victim was transferred to the trauma unit, unfortunately the bullet hit his main artery and the only way to save his life was to amputate his left leg above the knee.
The couple plans to start a fundraiser to help pay the medical bills.
The couple has appealed to anyone in Brackenfell to check their CCTV footage for any description.