Rival tow-truck drivers get physical

2016-06-23 06:00

TWO tow-truck operators got into a scuffle in Oslo Beach on Saturday night, while responding to an accident scene.

According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid, one tow-truck driver shot the other in the arm.

An attempted murder case has been opened.

“Police were called out to the R102 where there was an alleged shooting. One of the two truck operators is from Margate and the other from Port Shepstone. They had an argument which became physical,” said Wiid.

According to the docket, one driver hit the other with a stick. The driver, who was assaulted with the stick, then drew a firearm and fired a shot at the other man’s arm.

“The victim sustained a gun shot wound to his left arm. A Ruger pistol and a magazine with seven rounds were seized by police,” she said.

“The suspect is under police guard in hospital as he sustained an injury as well, and has not been charged.”

With regard to the accident scene, which was a hit-and-run, the driver of one vehicle drove into the back of another and fled the scene.

A reckless and/or negligent driving case is being investigated. - Supplied.

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