Guard shot as prowlers open fire

2011-11-29 00:00

A PATROLLING security guard (25) was shot and wounded at an estate near the Scottburgh Golf Club in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The guard intercepted a group of presumed burglars who opened fire on him. He was gunned down on the veranda of a residence on the property while he tried to escape.

The property owner declined to give his name.

“We heard a fusillade of five shots in quick succession, the last of which struck the door jamb,” the man said.

His wife triggered the alarm and the attackers fled empty-handed.

Additional security personnel and police were promptly on the scene and the guard was taken to hospital.

He is recovering well and is expected to be discharged within a few days.

Police have confirmed the incident.

A case of attempted murder is being investigated.

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