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2013-08-20 10:11

DEFENDING HIS LIFE: A man in KwaZulu-Natal shot and killed one of four men who tried to hijack him in Pinetown on Monday, August 19. Stage image: Arrive Alive

DURBAN, South Africa - A member of a four-strong, gun-wielding, car hijacking gang has been shot dead by his target in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, August 19.

A police spokesman said four men tried to hijack the car in Alberts Road and shot the driver and his wife. The driver, a man believed to be in his 50's who was wounded in his stomach, used his own gun to kill one of the four. He was driving with his wife when they were attacked.

The other three ran away and fled in another vehicle. The husband was taken to hospital in 'critical condition', his wife is 'serious'.

'HE WAS IN PAIN'

A worker from a nearby workshop who didn't want to be named said: "I first heard three shots. There was a slight pause and then suddenly there were five shots in rapid succession."

He saw the dead hijacker lying at the entrance to the complex of mini-factories and auto repair businesses.

"I came past the car to see what had happened and the woman said: 'Please help us, we've been shot'. She was hit in a leg. She was amazingly calm, but he was in pain, real pain," he said.

He and fellow workers secured the scene around the Toyota Camry and called police and medical assistance.

Police and forensics experts could be seen working at the scene late on Monday afternoon.

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