Head of the bar association Christos Clerides essentially confirmed on Friday that a shooting in the early hours was targeted against a Nicosia lawyer.

“Any attack against a lawyer by whomever, for any reason, is an attack against the rule of law,” Clerides told the Cyprus News Agency.

Five shots were fired at about 1am at the residence of a “well known lawyer” in Engomi.

No injuries were reported from the incident, and it is understood that Nicosia police remain at the scene as they investigate the shooting.

Police are now scouring CCTV footage for any further details.

A high-powered motorbike was seen leaving the scene at about 1am, when the shooting took place, according to information reported by Cyprus Times.

Photos published by local media showed bullet holes in the gate of the residence.