KYALAMI – Brigadier Mathapelo Peters has confirmed that the suspects of the white Audi A4 fled the scene after a failed hijacking attempt. Failed hijacking resulted in a husband shot dead and his wife wounded.
Peters released a statement confirming the victim was driving a Nissan X-Trail when she stopped on a red light intersection situation of Maple Road and Main Road. Two men rushed the vehicle and made attempts to get inside, the vehicle then rolled back and fell into a ditch.
Shots had allegedly been fired towards the couple with one connecting with the woman and hitting her upper body and killing the husband.
The woman victim was later rushed to a hospital to seek medical attention.
#sapsGP Gauteng #SAPS launched a manhunt for unknown suspects driving in a white Audi A4 with unknown registration numbers, after an attempted hijacking during which a man was killed & his wife injured @ intersection of Maple & Kyalami Main Roads near Midrand today. #CrimeStop TM pic.twitter.com/KBD63NztlS— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) January 7, 2020
The local authorities have opened an attempted hijacking, attempted murder, and murder case.