Man shot in botched hijacking

2012-01-05 10:38
Brits - A man was wounded during a hijacking in Mothotlunng, outside Brits, on Wednesday night, the North West department of public safety said.

Three armed men stopped the man in his Citroen sedan, then shot him in the chest and bundled him into the back of the car at 21:40, said spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele.

"The suspects - who struggled to drive the vehicle - allegedly lost control of the vehicle before it crashed into the house behind the Lutheran Church."

None of the inhabitants of the house were injured.

The hijackers fled the scene on foot.

The wounded man was taken to hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

North West Public Safety MEC Desbo Mohono appealed to the public to come forward with information that could lead to the hijackers' arrest.

“The Mothotlung community cannot afford to have heartless criminals like these on the loose. They need to be apprehended before committing other crimes and endangering the lives of other people,” she said.

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