Man killed, four injured in apparent hijacking

It is believed the dead man was among four suspects who attempted to hijack a delivery vehicle.

A man was killed and four others were injured in an apparent hijacking on the N4 at Woestalleen, Middelburg, ER24 paramedics said in a statement.

ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said the incident happened on Tuesday evening.

“It is believed that five suspects attempted to hijack a delivery vehicle when the driver shot at the men, killing one and injuring four.”

Van Huyssteen said when paramedics arrived on the scene, the one suspect had already succumbed to his injuries.

“He was declared dead on scene, the driver and his passengers sustained no injuries.”

The four suspects were still at large and the SAPS along with the dog unit and other local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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