A forty-year-old father has been killed in a botched hijacking attempt in the Avoca area this evening.
According to Kyle van Reenen, Crisis Medical paramedics, and Marshall Security arrived on the scene to find the father of two seated in his vehicle, having sustained a 9mm caliber gunshot wound to the left arm and chest. He was found in a state of cardiac arrest.
Van Reenen added that Numerous advanced life support interventions were attempted as paramedics from Crisis Medical and Netcare 911 worked fervently for over forty-five minutes, with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation efforts, however, they were unsuccessful with the victim being declared deceased on the scene.
Its alleged the father was traveling with his daughter and son in the family vehicle when suspects attempted to hijack another motorist before setting their sights on the victim’s sports car.
The suspects allegedly then proceeded to hijack another victim before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.
The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing.
Pictures courtesy of Marshall security.