Thursday, 21 September 2006

Couple wounded in attempted hijacking

September 20 2006 at 06:52PM

A 69-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife were shot and wounded while driving out of their home in Ridgeway, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, police said.

"They had just gone out of the gate at noon when three armed men appeared and demanded that they give them their Toyota Corolla," said Constable Sefako Xaba.

When the man refused to give them the car keys, they fired shots at the couple before running away.

Both the man and his wife sustained leg wounds.

"The man tried to drive to Mondeor police station, but stopped on the way because he could not feel his legs. His wife then phoned the police and an ambulance."

They were taken to a local hospital.

The attackers were still at large, said Xaba. - Sapa


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