A 23-year-old student was murdered yesterday, Saturday, 19 November following an armed robbery.
STUDENT DIES AFTER A BOTCHED ARMED ROBBERY
VRMED responded on Saturday night to reports of a shooting on John Knox street in Parkwest, Bloemfontein.
“Upon arrival, VRMED found a 23-year-old male with a gunshot wound lying in the street.”VRMED
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VICTIM ATTACKED WHILE WALKING HOME
According to the information, the gentleman was walking with a companion to their residence when an unknown man attempted to rob them at gunpoint.
“The patient was stabilized on scene by VRMED and Netcare911 advanced care paramedics before being transported to Bloemfontein Mediclinic in a critical condition.”
“Sadly the patient succumbed to his injuries in hospital. The incident is being investigated by Parkweg SAPS,” VRMED reported.
ONLOOKERS REACT ON THE TRAGIC INCIDENT
Witnesses and residents of Bloemfontein have reacted to the tragic incident.
Welcome Hlongwane said: “Bloemfontein is now very dangerous I used to walk all the way to the tourism centre at the midnight by myself now never”.
Mikhail Diedericks said: “Being on the scene, that guy would have made it if the ambulance didn’t take so long to respond. It was so heartbreaking”.
Gerty Meyer said: “Believe me walk with pepper spray in your hand you are going to spray them just do it”.
Elsabe En Francios Stroh said: “It’s very sad… I’m blaming that guy that pulled the trigger… not the medics… sad that he passed away on our streets. We must stand up and protect ourselves”.
Mamosa Makhoa said: “Friday night also a male was shot dead on Harvey Road”.