Cape Town – A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after her husband allegedly tried to drive over her and then shot her on Monday in Durban.
The woman was shot several times.
Emer-G-Med said paramedics responded to the scene of a shooting incident outside a primary school in the Berea West area at 14:30.
“On arrival on [the] scene, an adult female was found with serious injuries. Advanced Life Support intervention was needed to stabilise her before she was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care
“Reports from the scene are that a male believed to be her husband, first attempted to run her over with a light motor vehicle, crashing into a precast concrete fence. He then alighted from his vehicle, drew a pistol and fired several shots at her, striking her, before he fled the scene,” Emer-G-Med said.
According to IOL, Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said KwaZulu-Natal police responded swiftly and through quick information sharing, the suspect’s vehicle was intercepted in Pietermaritzburg and he was arrested.
“He will appear in court soon, facing a charge of attempted murder,” the report quoted Netshiunda as saying.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu