A 34-year-old man is fortunate to be alive after he was shot at by a lone gunman in a drive-by shooting in Verulam on Sunday.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa conducted a search for the gunman who fired at a stranded motorist on Buxon Street in Everest Heights.

RUSA head, Prem Balram, said the motorist, who is believed to be a counsellor at a government hospital, was attending to his vehicle breakdown when the gunman struck.
“The unknown suspect was driving a white Ford Ranger. The victim sustained a gunshot wound and was found bleeding profusely whilst lying outside his white Opel Corsa. A spent 9mm cartridge was found nearby. Blood was discovered at the front of vehicle and at the driver’s door.

RUSA Officers arrived on scene at about 18:15 and searched extensively for the lone suspect who is armed with a 9mm pistol,” said Balram.

“The victim was stabilised on scene and transported to a medical facility for further treatment. The motive for the shooting has not been established at this stage,” Balram added. Captain Nqobile Gwala of KZN SAPS said, ” It is alleged that on 25 November 2018, at 6pm, a 34-year-old man was at Buxon Road, Everest Heights fixing his vehicle when the suspect opened fire wounding him on the leg. He was taken to hospital for medical attention. This morning, Monday, 26 November, Verulam police arrested a 35-year-old man for attempted murder and will appear in court soon.”