Ambassador Bernard Percival was shot on Tuesday night in a bungled robbery outside his home.
Based on the information now available, Percival had just arrived at his home in Paynters at about 9pm on Tuesday when the armed attacker accosted him.
The thief relieved Percival of his possessions and made their escape after shooting him.
The items the ambassador was robbed of are not known at this time.
The former government minister, now turned diplomat, was fortunate to escape the attack with his life.
He was admitted to Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre where he is receiving treatment.
Police are investigating the incident and have appealed to anyone with information to come forward.