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  • FARM ATTACK: Man shot multiple times in BRUTAL Boschkop attack

    FARM ATTACK: Man shot multiple times in BRUTAL Boschkop attack

    A man in his 40s was shot multiple times in a brutal home invasion in the Boschkop area in the early hours of Tuesday.

    The attack happened on a plot in Donkerhoek. 

    MAN SHOT IN THE LEGS DURING ATTACK

    Just after midnight, five suspects invaded a house in the area, two gained entry into the house after breaking the window, explained Boschkop CPF chairperson, Ross Welsh.

    He said there was a struggle and several gunshots were fired and a man was shot.

    “The man was shot in both his left and right legs. Fortunately, the bullets missed all bones and arteries. He is fine and stable.”

    said Welsh.

    Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to the scene and found the man with multiple gunshot wounds.

    Spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said the paramedics treated and stabilised the man on the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care.

    MAN CALLS FOR HELP AFTER BEING SHOT IN HOME INVASION

    According to the owner of the plot, Ian MacDougall, the family, a husband and wife, their three children aged 10 and seven and the grandmother were sleeping in the house when the suspects attacked.

     MacDougell lives 100m from the house that the family is renting from him. 

    He said the suspects cut the fence to the property, before breaking the window of the house to get inside.

    The suspects once inside started in the bedroom where the grandmother who is visiting the family was sleeping. 

    The woman fought with the robbers and started shouting for help.

    “One guy said to her in Afrikaans to give them her cellphone and another said several times that he will shoot her. 

    “The woman’s son came out of his room and was met by one of the suspects. He pointed a firearm at his chest, luckily he managed to hit it away and the bullet hit the ground,” 

    explained MacDougell.

    The son fought with the suspects and that subsequently led to him being shot in the legs. 

    The man managed to get to his community radio to call for help. The suspects ran away and while leaving the house they fired a shot.

    “I immediately ran to the house and community members came to assist as well,”

    said MacDougell.

    INCREASE IN HOUSE BREAK-INS AND ROBBERIES A PROBLEM

    Moreover, Ross said house break-ins in the area have increased at the moment. 

    On Sunday night there were two attempted break-ins and robberies at two plots. On Monday morning there was an attack on a worker on another plot, who was beaten up and robbed as well.

    “The problem is the extending informal settlement, they are targeting the houses for copper and stuff. The gang of five usually go for expensive items,”

    said Welsh.

    The community in the area extends its gratitude to Emer-G-med paramedics for always responding quickly and being incredibly helpful. 

    Boschkop police spokesperson, Sergeant Yeroboam Mbatsene confirmed the attack. He said police are investigating a case of attempted murder and armed robbery.

    He appealed to members of the public who might have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect to contact their nearest police station. 

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