Alka­ntstrand shoot­ing

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Tam­lyn Jolly

A LOVERS’ tiff ap­pears to be at the heart of a shoot­ing and al­leged kid­nap­ping that took place at Alka­ntstrand just over a week ago.

At about 5.30pm last Sun­day, seven beach-goers were be­ing trans­ported home on the back of a bakkie when a white Audi A3 sport with a GP reg­is­tra­tion sped past them and stopped on the road in front of them.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at the Alka­ntstrand park­ing lot near the skate park.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, the Audi driver and his two oc­cu­pants ex­ited the ve­hi­cle, walked round to the back of the bakkie and stole the phone from the only woman pas­sen­ger.

An­other pas­sen­ger jumped off the bakkie and con­fronted the Audi driver, ask­ing him why he was driv­ing so reck­lessly.

It was then that the Audi driver re­port­edly re­trieved a firearm from his car and pointed it at the man who con­fronted him.

Af­ter that, the man fled for the bush and it was when he was hid­ing out in the bush and felt blood run­ning down his face that he re­alised he had been shot in the head.

The bul­let had grazed the side of his head.

His friends later told him that the woman whose phone had been stolen was as­saulted by the Audi driver, force­fully loaded into the car and driven away.

She was re­port­edly driven to a flat in Em­pan­geni where she was locked up for a few hours be­fore be­ing re­leased.

The woman was re­port­edly in­volved with the Audi driver who seem­ingly had a grudge to bear.

Richards Bay SAPS are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case of at­tempted mur­der.

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