The Johannesburg police reported a case of attempted murder that left a woman in critical condition. The episode occurred in Fourways, in Johannesburg north, on Tuesday morning after a jealous man had shot his ex-girlfriend right through her car’s window.
#FourwaysShooting We are at the scene where a woman was shot in the face by a man outside Fourways Life Hospital, while she was in her car. Police have just cleared the scene and the car has now been removed. @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/0swMlvNSV2
— Sesona Ngqakamba (@Sesona_Ngqaks) March 19, 2019
Apparently, only then did he realize what he had just done and shot himself after fleeing the scene. A rescue service crew found his dead body near Fourways Mall.
“The woman was driving on the corner of Cedar Road and Cedar Avenue West in Fourways,” the police spokesperson captain Mavela Masondo said.
Based on Masondo’s words, ‘the woman’s boyfriend approached her at the intersection and shot her twice in the upper body. He said the woman was taken to the nearby hospital in a serious condition’.
“He committed suicide as he shot himself inside the car,” Mavela Masondo claimed.
His motive remains unclear. The police started an investigation.
Shooting near Fourways Life Hospital: West and Cedar Roads. A man in a white Range Rover shot and wounded a female driver. Motive unknown. #CrimeWatch
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 19, 2019
Update on the shooting at Life Fourways Hospital: The suspect shot himself near Fourways Mall after fleeing the scene.
— SCP SECURITY (@SCP_SECURITY) March 19, 2019