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29 Nov 2016
3:11 pm

Security guard wounded after hijacking

CNS reporter

The officer was escorting a truck transporting goods when he was shot by unknown men.

A critically wounded security officer is being airlifted from Atlas Road. Photograph: Netcare 911

A security officer is in a critical condition following the hijacking of a truck on Atlas Road in Kempton Park on Tuesday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said reports from the scene indicated that the officer was escorting a truck transporting goods when he was shot by unknown men, Kempton Express reported.

“The exact detail as to what happened will form part of a police investigation. The man was stabilised on scene by Netcare 911 paramedics, and then intubated.

“The Netcare2 helicopter was dispatched to the scene to airlift the critically wounded officer to a level 1 trauma facility in Johannesburg for further medical care,” Mathe said.

– Caxton News Service