Vangate Mall shooting: Security guard receives gun wound while trying to stop robbers

A security guard was shot and wounded at a mall in Athlone on Friday, the SAPS said in a statement.

According to the reports, the member of the Vangate mall’s security service was sent to stop the unlawful actions spotted in the parking area. He attempted to deal with the alleged robber who was stealing goods from another person but instead received a bullet to his body.

“The incident had started in Gatesville and escalated onto the Vangate Mall premises. The security of the mall had then proceeded to intervene to retain safety within and around the mall. The issue has been dealt with and Vangate Mall is fully operational,” the mall’s management explained.

The guard was later rushed to hospital, while the police squad that had arrived at the scene managed to arrest two suspects.

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