Armed miscreants, suspected to be Maoists, gunned down a 30-year-old tribal man at Angarigudem, a tribal settlement under Karakagudem police station limits in Pinapaka mandal, on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Nupa Shiva.

Sources said that a group of armed miscreants barged into the house of Shiva by demolishing a portion of the mud wall around 1 am. They shot him dead from point-blank range.

The police remained clueless about the exact motive behind the murder.

The police recovered empty cartridges of 9 mm pistol from the incident site.