Man shot dead after allegedly trying to hijack Porsche Cayenne driver near Voortrekker monument

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Cape Town – A man has died from gunshot wounds after he allegedly tried to hijack the driver of a Porsche Cayenne near the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria this evening.

A man believed to be around 30 has died in a shootout on Old Johannesburg Road near the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria this evening. The man is believed to have been attempting to hijack the driver of a Porsche Cayenne when he was shot, ”ER24 said in a statement.

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ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at around 6:38 p.m., along with SAPS and a number of private security services.

The man in question was found lying on the road in very critical condition with gunshot wounds. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he sadly passed away. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene, ”ER24 said.

“ The exact details surrounding this incident are unknown to ER24, but SAPS was at the scene for investigations. ”

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In February last year, a woman traveling in a white Porsche survived after being robbed and shot in New Road, Midrand on a Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, the woman’s window was smashed with a hammer and valuables stolen around 4 p.m.

One of the thieves “had shot the vehicle, luckily missing the lady,” police said at the time. The woman was taken to hospital in stable condition.

In May 2017, a potential hijacker was foiled by a quick-witted Porsche driver, who managed to escape unscathed.

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CCTV footage captured a driver arriving home in his Porsche in Houghton, Johannesburg, when a car suddenly reversed to block the driver in its driveway.

The hijacker then ran towards the Porsche, holding his gun in front of him. The Porsche driver backed up in a flash, hitting the back of the would-be hijacker’s car and passing it to escape.

In the confusion, the potential hijacker’s getaway driver closes the door and begins to walk away, the agitated gunman rushing towards the car.

TBEN

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