Man shot after prayer session in Bloemfontein

2016-09-12 18:32

Bloemfontein - A 28-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot and wounded a Bangladeshi man after a prayer service in Bloemfontein on Monday morning, Free State police said. 

The 40-year-old man was leaving a place of worship around 08:00 when he was shot, Captain Chaka Marope said. 

“Shortly after opening his car, which was parked in Henry Street, the suspect approached him, pulled out a firearm, shot the victim in the head and ran away,” said Marope.

The man was taken to Pelonomi Hospital in a critical condition. 

The motive for the shooting was still unknown. Police suspected it might have been a premeditated attack.

The alleged shooter was arrested few metres from the scene.

A loaded revolver was confiscated from him.

He was expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.


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