A man was shot twice during an apparent road rage incident at Van de Linde Road, Roodepoort, on the West Rand.
According to West Suburb Roodepoort Neighbourhood Watch (), Frik van Zyl said the drama started on Ontdekkers Road on Monday when a man and woman in a Golf GTI nearly collided with two men who were driving a Mercedes-Benz and a bakkie, respectively. The two men were travelling together, Roodepoort Record reported.
Van Zyl said the Mercedes and the bakkie then gave chase and followed the Golf to the Linde Lane complex where the occupants of the Golf stay.
“An argument ensued at the gate of the complex and the woman hit one of the men with a wheel spanner. He then drew a firearm and fired five shots, two of which hit the male driver of the Golf in the leg,” added Van Zyl.
Neighbourhood watch patrollers, along with police, responded to the scene and found the men in the bakkie and Mercedes on the corner of Corlett Avenue and Van de Linde Road. When they asked the men what had happened, the shooter made an admission and handed over his weapon.
He was subsequently arrested. The victim was taken to hospital.
– Caxton News Service