Verulam police have urged residents to keep their firearms safe following an incident where a 37-year-old man was shot in the leg and robbed of his firearm this week.
The man was walking with his girlfriend when they were approached by three people. According to Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) the man drew his firearm and shot at the armed robbers and was himself thereafter shot in the leg. The three assailants then fled with the man’s gun.
Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and armed robbery.