A man was shot in both legs and buttocks by fleeing robbers in Vanrova, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday afternoon.
WARNING THE PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC- THE MAN WAS SHOT IN BOTH LEGS AND BUTTOCKS
According to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram, the 27-year-old man was shot multiple times by three suspects who were fleeing the scene of a robbery in Vanrova.
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“The Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Tongaat Operations Center received a call for assistance at approximately 19:43 from a resident requesting assistance for the injured man.
“On arrival, RUSA paramedics found the victim bleeding extensively from three gunshot wounds.”
THE ROBBERS HAD JUST ROBBED A TUCKSHOP IN THE AREA
He said it was established that the robbers held up a tuck shop in the area.
“The robbers had stolen cash and a Flash airtime & data machine. They fired three shots as they fled from the business.
“The victim confronted the armed men and allegedly questioned them with regards to discharging their weapons.”
THE ROBBERS FLED AND FIRED FIVE SHOTS IN THE DIRECTION OF MAN
The robbers then fired five shots in the direction of the man.
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“He was shot in both his legs and his buttocks. The man fled to a nearby block of flats where he sought assistance. Several spent 9mm cartridges were recovered.”
Balram said the injured man was treated for his injuries before being transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Meanwhile, earlier on Saturday, a security officer was stabbed shortly after reporting for duty at his site at the dead-end of Amora Drive in Mountview.
A SECURITY GUARD ALSO STABBED ON SATURDAY
A resident contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at approximately 05:57 after the bleeding victim sought assistance at their residence.
“Reaction Officers and RUSA Medics were dispatched and on arrival found the 37-year-old man bleeding from lacerations to his right hand.”
“He explained that three unknown males accosted him. Two of the men produced firearms while their accomplice threatened him with a knife.”
The robbers demanded the valuables of the man, and he attempted to fight them off. He was stabbed during the altercation. The robbers fled with his Samsung cellphone and wallet.
He said the injured man was treated for his injuries prior to being transported to a medical facility.