Detectives in Inverclyde are investigating after a gun was fired at a man in the street.
The 37-year-old was walking in Brachelston Street, Greenock at about 18:00 on Tuesday when he was shot at from a white-coloured SUV.
The car then sped off towards the Orangefield area of the town.
No-one was hurt in the incident but police said they believed the 37-year-old was the intended target of the attack.
Det Insp David Wagstaff said: "This was a very reckless act and thankfully no-one was injured as a result of it.#####