A man suffered injury after his brother reportedly shot him using an air gun here on Sunday.

Police said M. Karthi (27), a resident of Gandhipuram in Old Karur road here, and his friends were spending time leisurely near the Kalingarayan Canal in Vendipalayam.

His brother Veeran, carrying an air gun, arrived at the spot and entered into an argument with Karthi over an issue.

At the height of the argument, Veeran allegedly shot Karthi, pumping a pellet into his upper chest.

Karthi was admitted to Erode government hospital. Police registered a case and arrested Veeran. Further investigation was going on, police said.