Man shot in Sandton had opened fire on robbers

2015-07-23 19:31
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Johannesburg - A man who was shot and wounded in Sandton had first opened fire on his four attackers after they approached him and his wife, Gauteng police said. 

"It is alleged that the victim was parking his vehicle at a rental company when he was approached by four suspects, two of whom were armed," Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said. 

"Realising the suspects were armed, he fired shots at them. The suspects [in turn] fired shots at him, injuring him. He was taken to hospital for medical attention."

Mogale said the men stole the wife's watch before fleeing the scene. 

"A case of attempted murder and armed robbery have been opened for investigation."

It was reported earlier that the shooting happened near a Pizza Hut on Rivonia Road in Sandton. 

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