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Trio hijack disabled man

Johannesburg - Three men hijacked a man with a disability, shot his mother and brother, then took off in his new BMW and his wheelchair.

The 36-year-old man arrived at his Eden Park home from work at about 8pm on Tuesday.

He hooted to indicate that someone should come out and open the gate for him.

Police spokesman Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said that while the man was waiting, a car pulled up behind him.

Three armed men got out and approached him.

Because of his disability, the man was unable to get out of the car and a scuffle ensued.

The hijackers struggled to get him out of the car.

“At that moment, his mother was approaching and she screamed when she saw the men struggling with her son

,” Mofokeng said.

“She joined the men in trying to get her son out of the car so that they could take the car.

“She started pulling him out and, in the mayhem, she was shot in the arm.”

When the man’s brother heard his mother’s screams he ran to see what the commotion was about and was shot in the right thigh.

As the man lay on the ground, the hijackers made off with the car, which the disabled man had collected earlier on Tuesday.

They also drove off with his wheelchair and laptop, among other items. It’s not known yet whether the car was modified.

A case of attempted murder and hijacking has been opened.

- The Star

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