Paramedics arrived first on the scene, just minutes later, to find a heavy police presence with a SAPS helicopter circling overhead – searching for the suspected hijackers. The suspected stolen bakkie was found in a veld a distance away from the highway, allegedly after having gone off-road in an attempt to flee.
It's believed that the police were on look-out for the stolen bakkie, when it was spotted on the N14 highway. The suspects noticed the police and opened fire, a shoot-out then ensued - while the suspects attempted to flee.
Three suspects were injured during the shoot-out. One was shot in the chest and was in a critical condition, requiring rapid Advanced Life Support intervention.
Person was dead on arrival
The second hijacker was shot in the leg, and the third sustained a bullet graze which didn't require hospital care. The two suspects were treated on the scene, before being transported to hospital under police guard.
The South African Police Services did a impeccable job and managed to arrest all of the suspected hijackers.
The highway was closed, and there are still heavy delays approaching the scene due to police investigations.
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