Man shot dead in Durban road in alleged attempted hijacking

2016-04-19 07:38
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Durban – A man was shot dead in the middle of the road in what is believed to have been an attempted hijacking in Durban in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The incident happened on Bellair Drive in Cato Manor.

Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the man, believed to be in his early 30s, lying in the middle of the road with a gunshot wound to the head.

According to ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak, local Emergency Rescue Services were already on the scene when ER24 paramedics arrived.

He was declared dead at the scene.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet clear, however it is alleged that the incident occurred due to an attempted hijacking,” Vermaak said in a statement.

He said that a driver of a vehicle found on the scene was also assessed, although he had no injuries.

Police were on scene to investigate.

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