by Debbie Perumal
UPDATE: At about 7.45am this morning (Friday, 24 June) a man was shot whilst waiting for assistance after his vehicle broke down on the N2, South before the M7, near Spaghetti Junction.
It was reported that the victim had jumped out of his broken down vehicle and was awaiting road side assistance when he was approached by 2 suspects, who, after shooting him in the back, proceeded to rob him of his cash and cellphone.
Major Thulani Zwane has confirmed that this was an attempted murder and robbery, and that a case has been opened , it seems that this is the second incident this month in the same area, the first being near the M7 Pinetown.
“The SAPS urges the public to take extra precautions when they’re alone in the vehicle and be vigilant during break downs and even whilst waiting assistance , on any road, especially in isolated areas, ” Major Zwane added.
DURBAN – A man is in a serious condition after he was shot a short while after his vehicle had broken down with a mechanical issue on the N2 South Bound before the M7 around 7:40am this morning.
Rescue Care Paramedics responded to the call and on arrival found that a male in his fifties had sustained a single gunshot wound. He was in a serious condition and was stabilised on scene by Advanced Life Support Paramedics before being rushed to a specialist facility nearby for the urgent care he required.
At this stage it is unclear why the man was shot after breaking down however SAPS were on scene and will be investigating further. Updates to follow