Durban – A man believed to be in his forties is in a serious condition after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during a shooting incident in Montclair, south of Durban.
According to Rescue Care’s Garrith Jamieson, the incident occurred near the Shoprite Checkers on Kenyon Howden road on Thursday afternoon.
At least 30 bullet holes were visible in the driver’s side door of the victim’s double-cab bakkie, Jamieson added.
It is reported that the victim noticed that two cars have been trailing him for a while when he decided to park at the Shoprite parking in a bid to lose them. Two men then allegedly started firing at the man’s car before speeding off in their getaway car.
Jamieson said advanced life support paramedics had stabilised the man, who was critically injured, before rushing him to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
Police spokesman Lt-Col Thulani Zwane confirmed that an attempted murder case had been opened.
“It is alleged that this afternoon at 3.51pm, a 38-year-old man was shot by unknown suspects who fled the scene in their getaway vehicle. He sustained gunshot wounds to the body and was taken to hospital for medical attention,” he said.