Medics treating the victim while concerned co-workers can be seen looking on.
A woman was left gravely wounded after she was shot multiple times by her troubled boyfriend in Phoenix, last Saturday.
It is alleged that the victim was entering the premises of her work place when she was shot at two times. On the third attempt, the gun malfunctioned.
The victim who works at a clothing factory in the Phoenix Industrial Park area, disclosed that she and her partner, who she had been dating for the past five months, were involved in a physical altercation and had not been talking to each other, days prior to the shooting.
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The suspect, who is also an alleged security officer fled the scene on foot, after shooting his girlfriend.
Police officers launched an extensive search for the suspect in a dense bush on an embankment on Stonebridge Drive.
Officers were met with multiple gun shots, as they entered the dense bush. The Umhlali SAPS K9 Unit later conducted another search, which was to no avail.
The suspect was later apprehended after security forces from different entities traded information on where the suspect was last seen, which direction the suspect was headed and what the suspect was wearing. The suspect was later arrested.
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Phoenix SAPS communications officer, Cpt Louise Naidoo, revealed that the suspect sustained a gunshot wound to his head. The suspect was treated and then transported to a hospital in Phoenix under tight police guard.
“The suspect is still in hospital after he had shot himself in the head. Police are also working tirelessly to uncover sketchy details of this case,” Naidoo said.
The woman was also treated on scene for two gunshot wounds, one to her face and the other to her hand, before being transported to a nearby hospital.
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