features 23.8.2016 05:19 pm

UPDATE: Shot Scottburgh guard named

He was rushed to GJ Crookes Hospital by police.

Scottburgh police have confirmed that the security guard shot in the early hours of this morning was wounded in the chest and back, South Coast Herald reports.

“He was rushed to  GJ Crookes Hospital, where he is in a serious but stable condition,” confirmed Scottburgh police communications officer Captain Vincent Pandarum.

After being shot, the guard managed to get back into his vehicle and drove to Scottburgh Police Station, from where he was taken to hospital.

The guard – Nkosinathi Edward Gumede, 36 – was apparently seated in his vehicle across from the Shell Garage when he was approached by two men shortly after midnight last night.

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“They fired several shots. The bakkie has at least three bullet holes and both windows were shattered,” said Pandarum.

The suspects fled immediately after opening fire on the guard.

“The first shot woke us up. There must have been about six shots in total,” said someone who lives nearby and who reported the shooting to the police.

While the caller was speaking to the police officer, the police woman spotted the wounded man entering the station.

Police recovered spent cartridges from the scene. These will be subjected to ballistics tests.

A case of attempted murder is being investigated by detective Warrant Officer Yugen Moodley of the Scottburgh Cluster Detective Task Team.

He appeals to anyone who may have any information that may help with the investigations, to contact him at 039 9781900/9917/18 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown.

The vehicle is being examined by forensic investigators from the Port Shepstone Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC).

– Caxton News Service.

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