Zagazig University President Abdel Hakim Nour el Din was injured with two bullets in his leg when three armed men opened fire at him.
In exclusive statements to MENA, a security source said the attack occurred while Nour el Din was leaving his house in Sharqiya governorate.
A manhunt was launched to bring the perpetrators to justice, the source further said.
The university head was moved to Sidnawy Hospital in Zagazig city to receive required medical treatment, the source added.
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