[eastern-cape] - Businessman shot while attempting to thwart hijacking in PE

Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape are investigating a case of attempted murder and attempted hijacking after a businessman was shot while attempting to thwart a hijacking.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the 48-year-old businessman was shot and injured on Tuesday after he came to the rescue of a courier company driver who was allegedly being held at gunpoint by four unknown men.

Naidu said it was alleged just after 9 am the driver had parked his vehicle in Govan Mbeki Avenue and went on foot to deliver parcels.

Naidu said the driver, 42, and a passenger, 19, went to different customers and as the driver was approaching the vehicle he was accosted by an unknown male from behind who pointed a firearm at him and instructed him to hand over the vehicle’s keys....

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