Grandfather shot and killed in his car outside a primary school in Verulam
A 76-year-old grandfather was shot, killed and robbed in his car outside the Acacia Primary School in Trenance Park, Verulam, on Friday.
A 76-year-old grandfather was shot five times and killed in his car outside the Acacia Primary School in Trenance Park, Verulam, minutes after he dropped off his grandson on Friday.
THE GRANDFATHER GENERATED AN INCOME BY TRANSPORTING SCHOLARS
According to Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson Prem Balram the grandfather generated an income by transporting scholars.
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“On Friday, he dropped off his 16-year-old grandson at a tuck shop near where the shooting occurred. Minutes later, his grandson heard the gunshots and ran up to the school.
“He noticed his grandfather slumped in his vehicle. The teenager moved him over to the passenger seat and attempted to kick start the vehicle due to it not having a self-start.”
Balram said they received several calls from the public reporting shots being fired outside the school.
“All available Reaction Officers were dispatched to the school; however, while on the route, a red Toyota Corolla was spotted parked on the corner of Trenance & Cottonwood Drive. A man was found in the vehicle, bleeding profusely.”
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He said medics examined the elderly man and confirmed that he was fatally injured in the shooting.
The man sustained five gunshot wounds to his body. His 9mm firearm was missing from his holster.
“According to witnesses, a man dressed in a blue t-shirt approached Toyota Corolla and opened fire on the driver before stealing his firearm. The suspect then fled on foot. Five (5) 9mm spent cartridges were recovered.”
Balram said the RUSA Robinson R44 Helicopter conducted an aerial search for the gunman, but no arrests were made.
Meanwhile, a 59-year-old mother and her 16-year-old son were crushed to death when a retaining wall collapsed onto the roof of their house on Pricklepear Road in Waterloo, KZN.
According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram they were alerted to the structural collapse by the public on Thursday at approximately 22:56.
“On arrival, Reaction Officers established that a retaining wall had collapsed onto the roof of the house.
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