Man escapes 9 bullets in hijacking

2012-06-05 17:33
Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man escaped unharmed after his car was shot at nine times during an attempted hijacking in Glenvista on Tuesday morning, Gauteng police said.

"When he tried to get out of his yard in his car, four men pointed guns at him," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

A shootout ensued between the hijackers and victim before the gunmen sped off in another vehicle.

Patrolling police later found a BMW silver grey car abandoned in an open space in Snake Park in which they found a body of a man with a bullet wound in the chest.

Makhubele said the vehicle was used as the getaway car in the attempted hijacking. Investigations revealed that it was reported stolen in Lenasia.

Police were looking for three other men in a case of attempted murder and hijacking.

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