Thursday, 29 March 2007

Hijacker shoots man in the back

March 29 2007 at 10:15AM

A 59-year-old Germiston man was shot dead when two men, one armed with a firearm, hijacked him and his wife in front of Afrikaans Hoerskool in Landton, Germiston, police said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Captain Steady Nawa said the couple had been waiting in the car for their 14-year-old son to finish rugby practice around 5.30pm.

"They [the men] grabbed the car keys from the ignition... when the man tried to get out of the car [as the attackers had told him to do] then the man shot him in the back," said Nawa.

The men then told the couple to leave everything inside their gold Toyota Corolla and stole the woman's cellphone before driving away in the car.

The man was treated at the scene, but later died at the Rose Acres hospital.

Police were investigating a case of murder.

Anyone with information could call Captain Phineas Boshomane on 082-319-9887.- Sapa


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