Durban - A security officer was ambushed but escaped unhurt when he attended to a call out in Isipingo, south of Durban on Tuesday night.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson, said that a security company inspector was conducting regular visits to the security guards on site on Sphathodia Drive in Isipingo Hills.
"Whilst he was busy he heard gunshots. He realised someone had been shooting in his direction. He fled for his safety to a school nearby. When he came back he noticed his vehicle had bullet holes. The back window was shattered,"she said.
Charges of attempted murder and malicious damage to property are being investigated by Isipingo SAPS.
Dhevan Govindasamy of PT Alarms Tactical unit said they responded to a call of gun shots going off from a client on Sphathodia drive.
When he arrived on the scene he noticed a silver Corsa bakkie parked on the side of the road with eight bullet holes.
He said four empty cartridges were found on the scene.
"It is believed that the guard was visiting a site when the gunmen opened fire on him. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. Isipingo Hills CPF members also responded swiftly together with other local private security companies," Govindasamy said.