Good Samaritan 'tried to save taxi driver's life'

2015-10-14 16:38
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Port Elizabeth - Despite a passer-by's efforts to save a taxi driver, who was shot several times at a Northern Areas taxi rank in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday afternoon, the 21-year-old driver died on his way to hospital.

The Good Samaritan, witnessing the shooting, jumped into the taxi Donly Sayers was in and rushed him to hospital, Nelson Mandela Bay police spokesperson Sandra Janse van Rensburg said.

The incident happened at the taxi rank opposite the popular Cleary Park shopping centre shortly after 14:30.

"An unknown man approached the taxi driver and fired multiple shots at him, hitting him in the upper body," said Janse van Rensburg.

She said Sayers had passed away from his wounds by the time they arrived at the hospital.

"The motive for the shooting is not known at this point in time, but it is not believed to be gang-related," she said.

Janse van Rensburg said the gunman had his face covered during the time of the shooting. Police are investigating a case of murder.

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