Johannesburg - A man was shot and wounded during a hijacking in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man to have sustained life threatening injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said in a statement.

He was treated on scene and then taken to a nearby hospital for further medical care. Police were not immediately available for comment regarding the hijacking.