October 10 2006 at 12:51PM
A Muldersdrift man was wounded when two burglars broke into his home on a plot in Rietfontein and shot him early on Tuesday morning, Gauteng police said.
Superintendent Milicia Bezuidenhout said 30-year-old Pierre Hattingh was shot in the shoulder after the men had pried open a window and entered his house.
"The victim and his wife woke up when the lights were switched on. The suspect then entered the room and without any warning fired a shot which struck Hattingh in the shoulder," she said.
The couple then set off the alarm, causing the armed men to run away.
The robbers have not been caught.
Police arrived on the scene after Hattingh and his wife had already left for hospital, and it is not clear what was stolen.
"His (Hattingh's) condition is serious but stable," said Bezuidenhout. - Sapa