Man shot in mouth

2016-11-22 06:00

A 36-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he was shot three times last Friday – with one bullet going in through his mouth.

Steenberg police spokesperson Warrant Officer John Bartlett says police responded to a shooting at Chapel Road, Lavender Hill where they found the victim with three gunshot wounds.

“It is alleged that the victim was walking in Chapel Road when the shooter approached him from around a corner and fired three shots at him and fled the scene.

“The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his left shoulder, the right leg and in the mouth.

“Paramedics treated him in the ambulance before he was transported to Groote Schuur Hospital for further medical treatment,” he says.

Two cartridges were found on the crime scene.

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage.

Steenberg police are investigating a case of attempted murder.

No arrests have been made as yet.

V Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Steenberg police on 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111.

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