Young man shot in head during attempted hijacking

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A man believed to be in his 20s was shot twice in the head during a failed hijacking this morning.

Also read: Hijacker shot dead during attempted hijacking

The incident took place at about 5.30am in Van der Stel Street in Florida Park. The homeowner was about to leave when a number of suspects confronted him with a firearm. He immediately handed over his VW Amarok’s keys but the suspects then forced him to go back into the house. At that moment his son, allegedly a medical student, came out of the house. The suspects fired two shots which hit him in his head. They then fled on foot.

Also read: 21-year-old shot dead in alleged botched hijacking

The young man, who was in a critical condition, was airlifted by the Netcare 1 helicopter to Milpark Hospital.

Initial reports on social media said the victim was a 14-year-old but according to Apcan Security employees who were on the scene, he was in his early 20s.

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