The world’s worst hitman: Gunman manages to miss his victim despite firing six shots at him from just ONE FOOT away in Brazil 

A bungling hitman has become a social media laughing stock after he repeatedly shot at and missed his target at point-blank range.

CCTV footage of the botched attack shows the would-be assassin walking into an office in the neighbourhood of Santa Clara, in the city of Barra Mansa, near Rio de Janeiro.

After pulling a handgun out of a bag he fires at his target from just one foot away but, astonishingly, misses.

The gunman fires at point blank range but manages to miss...six times

The gunman fires at point blank range but manages to miss…six times

His intended target immediately hides under a counter using an officer chair for cover.

The gunman – wearing a blue polo shirt – can be seen leaning over the counter and blasting away with his gun.

He fired a total of six shots before fleeing – but missed with every one.

The office worker is sitting at his desk when the man, wearing a blue polo shirt, walks in

The office worker is sitting at his desk when the man, wearing a blue polo shirt, walks in

It is not clear why he was trying to assassinate the man but critics on social media said he needed to visit an optician

It is not clear why he was trying to assassinate the man but critics on social media said he needed to visit an optician

The gunman leans over the counter and fires again but the office worker came out virtually unscathed

The gunman leans over the counter and fires again but the office worker came out virtually unscathed

As the gunman runs out of the office, his intended victim can be seen scrambling through a side door to safety.

Local media said the office worker escaped with only a small scratch on his ear.

But the gunman has faced a blasting of his own on social media after the video was shared all round the world.

One watcher said: ‘That’s a very stubborn victim – one more day of life.’

Another said: ‘He should hold up an optician next time.’

The almost comical scene saw the office worker cowering under the desk

The almost comical scene saw the office worker cowering under the desk

Eventually the bungling hitman runs off and the office worker lives to work another day

Eventually the bungling hitman runs off and the office worker lives to work another day