Oh nuts! Hijacker shoots himself in groin while tucking gun in pants

2009-08-13 00:00

AN alleged hijacker’s John Wayne move backfired after he shot himself in the groin as he slung his gun into his trouser’s waistband during a hijacking incident yesterday.

The Witness reliably learned that he is now missing a testicle.

Police spokesman Captain Vincent Pandarum said a Chinese businesswoman and her employee, who was driving the vehicle, were travelling to Durban when they were hijacked by three men driving an Opel Corsa Lite on the N2 near Park Rynie.

He said the silver Opel Corsa and a green Toyota Corolla followed the victims’ Isuzu bakkie from Port Edward, and when they drew close to Park Rynie, the suspects in the Corsa opened fire on the bakkie, injuring the driver.

The victims’ car came to a halt and one of the hijackers got in and drove it, with the victims still in it, from the freeway on to a dirt farm road into Landers sugar cane farm.

Park Rynie RTI officer Charles Mnyandu was told by a passing motorist that the Isuzu bakkie had been hijacked and was heading towards Umzinto.

“He scouted the area and located the bakkie on the farm road. The suspects had already robbed the victims of a substantial amount of money and a cellphone and had fled the scene.”

“The businesswoman was unharmed, but traumatised. Mnyandu followed up on information and found two of the suspects at the Umzinto Clinic.”

He said one of hijackers was wounded in the groin after he accidentally shot himself “while tucking the gun away in his pants waistband”.

Police are looking for the third suspect. The wounded suspect is in hospital.






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