Shot fired in fight about taxi seat

2017-06-06 06:00

SEVERAL taxi passengers escaped unharmed after a man pulled out a firearm and a shot rang out following a dispute over a seat in Hillcrest on Thursday night.

Blue Security media and community liaison officer Andreas Mathios said a man had jumped into the taxi at around 6pm and started to argue with another passenger over a seat at the back of the taxi, which was parked at a rank in Old Main Road.

“The man pulled out a firearm and threatened to shoot the passenger, who then wrestled with his assailant in an attempt to disarm him.
“A shot went off and hit the floor of the taxi causing the passengers to flee in different directions,” he said.

“The passenger eventually managed to grab the firearm and ran into a nearby shopping centre with the assailant chasing him. He approached a mall security guard supervisor and handed over the firearm. His assailant fled when he saw the security guard,” he said.

The firearm was handed to the Hillcrest SAPS who attended the scene. - Supplied.

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