You might have noticed the ruckus on social media on Monday afternoon, after a fatal hijacking occurred near OR Tambo International Airport.
You also might have heard there was a video of said incident.
Taking place at around 4:30PM, a driver was shot dead when his vehicle, transporting six passengers to the airport, was hijacked, reports Times Live.
The aftermath of the incident was filmed by a motorist, who then shared it on Twitter.
And it’s horrifying:
— Abuti Engineer (@Gert_LeNinja) May 15, 2017
Hectic. How awful is it to see how shaken up that women in the black SUV is?
Here’s what allegedly went down:
Police said the driver of a Hyundai H1 motor vehicle was shot dead by a brazen group of criminals.
“Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of the Hyundai H1 was transporting a group of six businesspeople from Johannesburg to the airport when a vehicle attempted to flag them down. The driver of the Hyundai continued driving towards the airport‚” Major-General Sally de Beer said.
As he took the off-ramp to the airport‚ the vehicle was blocked by two other vehicles‚ one a black VW Golf‚ whose occupants shot and fatally wounded the H1 driver‚ De Beer said.
The suspects then jumped into the H1 and drove off with the passengers. They were later abandoned in Rhodesfield‚ Kempton Park after being robbed of their belongings‚ including cellphones.
According to De Beer, none of the passengers – a group of business executives – were injured, but you can only imagine the psychological damage the incident would have left on them.
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