Man shot in Oslo Beach

2016-12-22 06:01

RESIDENTS living in the vicinity of Castor Road, Oslo Beach woke up to the sound of a gunshot in the early hours of Thursday morning after a scuffle broke out between a “suspicious man” and a guard from a security company.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said guards from the company were conducting patrols in the area when they saw the man at a premises in Castor Road.

“One of the guards allegedly went to investigate and the suspect then began to wrestle with the guard,” said Wiid.

During the scuffle, the man apparently took the guard’s firearm but the guard managed to get it back from the man.

After that, the suspect allegedly pulled out a screwdriver and the guard then fired a shot, wounding him on the side of his body. “The suspect was taken to hospital and the screwdriver was handed in as an exhibit,” said Wiid. Port Shepstone Saps are investigating two cases of attempted murder.

Earlier that morning, a house was broken into on King Haakon Road, Oslo Beach.

“An investigation will be done to establish whether the suspect is linked to the house-breaking,” she added.

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