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Port Elizabeth mum shot dead in her driveway by armed hijackers

Nov 16, 2017
Port Elizabeth mum shot dead in her driveway by armed hijackers

Police in Port Elizabeth are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder after a 51-year-old woman was gunned down in her driveway at her Sydenham home as she wrestled with one of three armed hijackers on Wednesday night.

According to police information, the shooting happened along Coventry Road, in Sydenham, at about 8.30pm, after three men approached the woman and her 21-year-old son in the driveway after he had picked her up from work.

Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, said that the assailants ordered the son to lie on the ground and hand over the car keys.

However, the woman, who had gone to close the gate, wrestled with one of the men and shots were fired.

She was killed and the men fled without the vehicle and without injuring her son.

Police are appealing for leads and information that might assist them in their investigation - the public can call the SAPS crime hotline 08600 10111