Police have launched a hunt for Sadanandam, who fled the scene late on Thursday after opening two rounds of fire on Ganga Raju around midnight.
Ganga Raju escaped unhurt in the incident, which took place in Akkannapet ‘mandal’ (block) headquarters.
Police recovered two bullets from the scene and launched an investigation into the incident. They were trying to find out how Sadanandam acquired the assault rifle.
Police officials conducted searches at his house and made some recoveries. They also questioned his family members.
Ganga Raju said there was a dispute between them over a boundary wall and during an altercation Sadanandam opened fire on him.