Pretoria hijacker shot dead during a shootout with police, Alexandra

South African Police Service

Pretoria hijacker shot dead during a shootout with police, Alexandra
Pretoria hijacker shot dead during a shootout with police, Alexandra. Photo: SAPS

A hijacking suspect was fatally wounded during a shootout with the police in Alexandra on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. Police recovered an unlicensed firearm and a car reported to be hijacked in Rooihuiskraal, Pretoria hours before the incident.

Officers from Rapid Response Unit and Johannesburg Flying Squad intercepted the suspects driving a white Audi A4 that was reported as hijacked. Two suspects allegedly started shooting at the police and a shootout ensued.

One suspect was shot and killed while the other suspect jumped out of the car and fled on foot.

Police recovered the hijacked vehicle and an unlicensed firearm. A search for the suspect that escaped is underway.

It is reported that a six-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she was reportedly knocked down by the speeding hijacked vehicle.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service