Suspect killed in hijack shooting
By Tando Mfengwana
20 October 2006
A man fatally wounded one his hijackers during a shooting in Johannesburg on Friday morning.
Police spokesperson Constable Sefako Xaba said that a 50-year-old man was approached by three armed men, when he was returning to Saxonwold home at 12am, according to Independent Online.
The man ordered him to get out of his car and demanded the keys to his vehicles. When he got out, he grabbed a firearm from one of the suspects.
Five shots were fired, and the last shot hit the suspect in the elbow.
The report says that when paramedics arrived at the scene, the man was already dead.
The other two suspects had already fled the scene in the victim’s Mercedes Benz.
Police are searching for the two hijackers, Xaba said.