Durban - A security officer is recovering in hospital after he was run over by a car when he tried to intervene in a dispute between two groups of people in Moss Kolnik Drive, Amanzimtoti.
The perseverance of a volunteer crime fighters and the police dog unit led to the arrest of two people.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the security guard alleged that he was at a local garage performing his duties when an unknown vehicle with a three occupants ran him over with a vehicle.
"They also fired several shots at him from a hand gun. The guard sustained injuries on his arms, back and legs. He was taken to hospital for medical attention. The suspects drove off. Their vehicle was later recovered at Lewis Drive,"she said.
Mbele said two suspects aged 30 and 33 were arrested. They were charged with attempted murder and will appear in the Amanzimtoti Magistrates court on Wednesday.