A Durban man could have lost “the love of his life” when the couple was shot by unidentified men outside a house to film a wedding.
The man and his wife, whose identities cannot be disclosed at this stage, run a videography company. They had just arrived at the bride’s home in New Germany, on Sunday afternoon. As they parked their car on the side of the road, four armed men attacked them.
In a Facebook post on Monday morning, the man who was shot in the incident, described the “hectic botched hijacking”.
“As we parked on the verge a vehicle with four armed occupants that had just committed a house robbery (home invasion) close by, pulled up in front of us and stormed our vehicle.”
His wife was shot in the abdomen and he was hit in the arm.
“I could have lost the love of my life yesterday but thankfully all the right help arrived.”
His wife was airlifted to hospital.
“After two and a half hours in theatre, the doctor advised that she was stable. Thank heavens. She is in ICU and I hope and pray that she heals soon,” he said.
Police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said charges of attempted murder were being investigated by Pinetown police.
“It is alleged on May 5 2019 at 12:40 a couple were seated in their vehicle at Reading Road, New Germany. While stationary in the vehicle they noticed another vehicle that parked next to them and suddenly three unknown men tried to take their vehicle.”
“The suspects shot the man at the back and the woman sustained gunshot wound to the stomach. They were both taken to hospital,” Zwane said.