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Pretoria - A 32-year-old man was seriously wounded in an alleged car hijacking on Mimosa Street close to the R55 in Monavoni in Centurion, Pretoria late on Friday night, paramedics said.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at about 10.30pm they found the man about 400 metres from where his vehicle was parked. Upon further assessment they found that he sustained two gunshot wounds to his chest, ER24 spokeswoman Ineke van Huyssteen said on Saturday.

ER24 treated the man and immediately initiated advanced life support interventions before transporting him to hospital for further medical care. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known, but police were on the scene for further investigations, Van Huyssteen said.

African News Agency/ANA