Traffic shooting: elderly man shot in his face during hijacking in Amanzimtoti, KZN

KZN police department has launched a manhunt for a group of suspects who tried to hijack a vehicle and attempted to murder its owner on Andre Zondo Road in Amanzimtoti.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said they had received an emergency call from the eyewitnesses of a traffic shooting at 12:53pm. The reports from the scene indicate that a 69-year-old male was shot in his face during an alleged failed hijacking.

“The man was found to be in a critical condition and required Advanced Life Support intervention to stabilize him. Due to the nature of his injuries, the Netcare 5 specialised helicopter ambulance was activated by SACAN /Trackbox to airlift the patient to hospital,” Herbst confirmed.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting will be investigated by the SAPS.

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