Man shot while saving his brother

2010-06-30 00:00

A DURBAN man was seriously wounded when he tried to save his brother from hijackers in Wyebank, near Pinetown, yesterday.

Although details of the incident are sketchy, it is believed that the victim’s brother and two females were leaving his Circle Drive home when three armed men approached his vehicle.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge said that as the victim’s brother was leaving, the suspects blocked the driveway with a VW Polo.

“The man reversed his vehicle into the driveway. The suspects followed and held him at gunpoint and demanded the vehicle,” he said.

Mdunge said the victim heard the commotion and ran outside. The suspects shot him once in the abdomen and fled in both vehicles.

Netcare spokesperson Jeff Wicks said paramedics found the man lying in a pool of blood on the roadside. “He was treated and stabilised by Advanced Life Support paramedic Toni White and her team, before he was transported by ambulance to the hospital,” he said.

The 40-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition in a local hospital.

Mdunge said the police are investigating a case of attemp­ted murder, armed robbery and hijacking.

No arrests have been made.

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