KZN woman returning from prayer meeting shot by hijackers

2015-09-07 16:03
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Durban - A Chatsworth woman was shot during a botched hijacking in Shallcross on Sunday night.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the woman had returned from a prayer meeting with her family just before 21:00 when hijackers ambushed her in Madho Road.

“Four hijackers accosted her in her driveway and shot her once in her leg before they were disturbed by a neighbour.

“There were reports a neighbour fired warning shots to distract the hijackers, but the details around the shooting are sketchy at this stage. The suspects fled the scene in a white VW Polo,” he said.

Jackson said the woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition. He advised residents to be vigilant when arriving home and leaving for work as most hijackings occurred in driveways in the morning and evening.

“Check for any vehicles lurking near the entrance before you turn in and keep your car parallel to the gate so you can’t be blocked in and can drive off easily if you notice anything suspicious. If you feel uneasy about anyone near your property, rather drive on and call the police or your security company,” he said.

“If you notice there is a suspicious vehicle following you home, drive past your house and go to your nearest police station or call your security company for an escort. Hijackers and robbers sometimes follow their victims from a petrol station, bank or shopping mall before striking,” he added.

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