A suspect that was accidently shot by his accomplice during a hijacking in Ottawa – KZN yesterday has died in hospital a short while ago.

At approximately 12:10 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by a member of public reporting a hijacking & shooting. Upon arrival it was established that while stationary at the robots two Pakistani Nationals were accosted by two suspects.

One suspect was armed with a firearm while his accomplice was in possession of a knife. One of the victim’s refused to hand over the Nissan bakkie when a scuffle ensued during which the victim was stabbed in the hand. The second suspect fired 4 shots at the victim. One bullet struck him on the foot while a second bullet struck the suspect’s accomplice in the abdomen. The victim was then forced out of the vehicle in which the suspects sped off.

RUSA Officers blocked all entry and exit points into Cornubia and began searching for the wanted men. The hijacked bakkie containing R100 000 In cash was recovered abandoned on the roadside next to a housing complex.

Officers conducted an extensive search of the complex and found one the suspect’s lying outside a flat bleeding from his abdomen. The homeowner claimed that the suspect informed him that he was a victim of a hijacking in which he was shot and was surprised when ReactionOfficers surrounded the complex and converged on the injured man.

The 28 year old Amouti resident was stabilised on scene before being transported to hospital. He died while attempts were being made by doctors to remove the lodged bullet from his abdomen.

An intense searched was conducted for the remaining suspect however no further arrests were made.

Credit: Reaction Unit SA