Chrysler CEO shot, in hospital

2013-02-13 11:08

Vehicle manufacturer Daimler Chrysler’s chief executive officer Trent Barcroft was in hospital after he was shot at during a robbery in Midrand.

“He was with his wife, who was unharmed. He was shot in the stomach?.?.?. the attackers took jewellery, cellphones and the wife’s handbag,” Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kym Cloete said today.

Trent is still in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Sunninghill Hospital.

“He remains in ICU and is progressing well. He is expected to make a full recovery,” company spokesperson Richard Sloman said.

United States Embassy spokesperson Jack Hilmer said they were aware of the shooting. They were however, not authorised to comment because Trent is a private citizen.

A management division at the company was currently in charge of the day-to-day running of Daimler Chrysler until Trent recovered.

The two were on their way home when the attack happened yesterday.

No arrests had been made.

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