At approximately 18:30 on Wednesday, Marshall Security were alerted to a hijacking which had occurred in the Stanger area earlier in the evening.
Information received indicated that three suspects armed with firearms, hijacked a white Toyota Hi Ace.
An alert was sent out over various emergency networks including Emergency Control South Africa and with reports of the vehicle being seen traveling towards the N2 in a southerly direction, authorities descended on to various points along the national highway.
Big Show Towing reported a positive sighting of the vehicle passing through the Tongaat Toll gate and authorities began pursuing the vehicle.
Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team were activated to assist and the vehicle was pursued at high speed on the national highway.
With a shoot out ensuing between suspects and authorities, the vehicle was finally brought to a stop by the South African Police Services in the vicinity of the Queen Nandi Drive off ramp.
Two suspects fled on foot into nearby dense bushes. The driver of the vehicle sustained a gun shot wound to his shoulder and was apprehended by members of the SAPS.
No authorities or members of the public were injured in the ordeal.
The wounded suspect was attended to on scene by paramedics before being taken under police guard to a nearby hospital for further care. The man was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm.
The SAPS K9 unit were called in to assist with a comprehensive search of the area, however the remaining two suspects managed to evade arrest.
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