Petrol attendant shot when 13-year-old boys attempt to hijack a car

Petrol attendant shot when 13-year-old boys attempt to hijack a car

- A group of teenagers attempted to hijack a car in Mitchells Plain on Saturday

- The driver fired shots in self-defence and a petrol attendant and another driver was wounded in their hands

- The boys were accompanied by an older man who watched everything happen and they've not been arrested since

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Saturday saw a group of 13-year-old boys attempt to hijack a VW Polo in Mitchells Plain.

The shocking and worrying incident happened at a BP garage along the Swartklip Road. The teenage boys tried to hijack the Polo but the driver reacted swiftly and started shooting at the group.

During the shooting, a petrol attendant was shot in his hand. Another bystander, the driver of another car, also got injured when a bullet grazed his hand. Paramedics were called to treat the wounds.

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The Daily Voice reported that an older man accompanied the group of teenagers. He was watching events unfold from a distance.

The boys and the man fled the scene after the shooting started and no suspects have since been arrested.

The police believe the driver only shot in self-defence. Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut stated that an investigation has been started.

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Petrol attendant shot when 13-year-old boys attempt to hijack a car

People were shocked to find out about the age of the boys behind the attempted hijacking. (Image Source: Facebook/Daily Voice)
Source: Facebook

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