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WATCH: Manhunt continues for Welkom hijackers after man shot dead in mall parking lot

12 November, 10:42 AM

Police officials say a manhunt is under way for two suspects seen hijacking and killing a man in Welkom, Free State on Saturday.

A 54-year-old man was shot at close range while sitting in his car, in the parking lot of the Commando Shopping Centre.

READ: Man shot dead in car in mall parking lot

In CCTV footage that emerged online, two men are seen approaching a blue VW Polo before firing their firearms five times.

Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng said the man was shot three times in the chest and twice in his left arm.

"He was pulled out of his vehicle and [the] suspects drove off with his vehicle," said Thakeng.

"He was certified dead at the scene." 

The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned next to a place called Diggers Inn. 

A case of murder and hijacking has been opened.

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