Road rage flares as road painter shot in head in Prospecton

SAPS and medics attend the scene of an alleged road rage incident in Prospecton on Saturday, 6 May.

A road painter was shot in the head by a taxi driver in an alleged road rage incident in Power Drive, Prospecton on Saturday, 6 May.

Netcare Limited inland spokesman, Nicholas Dollman said paramedics were called to assist at the scene of the shooting at about 3pm.

“Paramedics found a 20-year-old man had been shot in the head. He was in a critical condition, which necessitated advanced life support intervention, including ventilating the victim,” said Dollman.

The painter was transported to hospital for further critical care. Reports from the scene indicate there was an alleged road rage type altercation between the victim and the taxi driver.

SAPS were at the scene to investigate the incident and preceding events.



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