Photos: Hijacker shot dead during attempted hijacking

The scene was cordoned off.

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was killed this morning (5 April) after an apparent hijacking at the Ontdekkers and Mouton Road intersection in Horison.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the body of a man lying in front of a light motor vehicle. The man was assessed and found to show no signs of life.

Also read: 6-year-old flung from car during hijacking

The suspect lies dead in the middle of the road. (Photos: Supplied)

CPR and advanced life support was immediately initiated, in an effort to revive the man. Unfortunately, after 20 minutes, no vital signs returned and the man was declared dead on the scene.

It is believed that a local law enforcement officer had noticed several armed men attempting to hijack another man. The officer then apparently opened fire.

There are still suspects at large.

Also read: Child taken during hijacking

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Authorities will be investigating this matter further.

The Record has a journalist on the scene. More to follow shortly.

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