AN ONGOING feud that escalated is believe to be the motive behind a shooting at the Cape Barren Community Centre yesterday.
A 30-year-old man received non life-threatening injuries after being shot in his right side by a 55-year-old man on the Bass Strait island about 1.50pm.
Following the incident, North East Division acting Inspector Jason Jones said the offender locked himself in the centre without his weapon, which was taken from him by bystanders.
The victim ran to the island's community health centre where he received initial treatment from a nurse.
Acting Inspector Jones said the offender had been arrested and did have a firearms licence, however, it was unclear if the shotgun used was legal.
Two firearms were seized from the scene.
"We believe it is an ongoing feud between the two parties and there are absolutely no concerns for the community of Cape Barron Island and Flinders Island - this is an isolated incident," acting inspector Jones said.
"For some reason today, we are not exactly sure why, but it has escalated to this sad incident happening.
"We believe [the feud] could be between both their families but at this stage I can't confirm that."
The victim was scheduled to be taken by Tas Air Ambulance to Hobart for further treatment.
Two detectives and one forensic police officer from Launceston were last night deployed to the island.
The offender will be brought back to Launceston to face court in coming days.