Durban - A hijacker is under police guard at a local hospital after a daring shootout with police in Welbedacht near Chatsworth on Tuesday.
A shootout between suspected carjackers and police has resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old suspect, said police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele
Police together with other law enforcement agencies acted on information of a vehicle taken during a carjacking in Durban Central.
"The police officers spotted the vehicle travelling along Imbovu Road in Welbedacht East which was being followed by another vehicle. The suspects detected the police approaching and a shoot-out ensued," she said
One of the suspects sustained a gunshot wound to his arm and was taken to hospital where he is under police guard.