02MAR

[VANDERBIJLPARK] Man shoots himself in the leg apprehending suspect

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A man in his early 30s is in a serious condition after he allegedly shot himself in the leg while in a struggle apprehending a suspected thief. He had apparently seen the man robbing someone while driving down Frikkie Meyer Boulevard in Vanderbijlpark and given chase.

ER24 paramedics arrived at 14:22 to find the patient sitting in his vehicle and the suspect still on the scene. SAPS arrived to investigate and the patient was taken to Mediclinic Emfuleni.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown to ER24.

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