PNG's Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek was left for dead after gunmen fired through the windscreen of his Nissan Patrol, but is in hospital in a stable condition.
Mr Manek said shots were fired at his right chest at point-blank range. A bullet went through his shoulder.
After shooting several times, the gunmen got back in their car and sped off, "thinking I was dead," said Mr Manek, adding it was a "miracle" that he had cheated death.
He tried to follow his attackers but, dizzy from loss of
blood, drove to nearby
"Police are determined to get to the bottom of this," said Police Commissioner Gari Baki.
PNG's Prime Minister Michael Somare, Treasurer Patrick Pruaitch and a host of other government figures are currently under investigation by the Ombudsman Commission.
Mr Manek is from the Boana area of the