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Man Shot Dead, Woman Wounded During Hijacking At Pretoria Petrol Station

The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unknown at this time, and the police are actively investigating the case.

Police in Pretoria are currently investigating a disturbing incident involving a hijacking and murder that occurred at a petrol station in Pretoria East on Saturday night. The victim, a man, was discovered dead with bullet wounds inside his vehicle.

Emergency medical services, Emer-G-Med, responded to reports of a shooting incident at a local fuel station in the Equestria region of Pretoria.

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According to Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenan, paramedics found the man inside his car with multiple gunshot wounds. Tragically, his injuries were fatal, and he was pronounced dead upon the arrival of the paramedics.

A woman, believed to be from the same vehicle, also suffered a gunshot wound to her hand and received treatment for moderate injuries.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unknown at this time, and the police are actively investigating the case.

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi confirmed that the investigation includes charges of murder, hijacking, kidnapping, and attempted murder. The identities of the suspects involved in the incident are yet to be determined.

This incident is a reminder of the ongoing challenges South Africa faces regarding crime. During the release of the crime statistics for the period of October to December, Police Minister Bheki Cele highlighted that 7,710 people were murdered during that time frame.

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Although there has been a reduction in murder rates compared to previous quarters, the country still has a long way to go in terms of combating crime.

The most affected provinces in terms of murder cases include the Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, and the Eastern Cape. The government and law enforcement agencies continue to work tirelessly to address these issues and ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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