A man was left critically injured this morning when he was shot while riding his bicycle on the R101 in Brakfontein.
When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the man lying on the side of the road surrounded by members of the community.
Paramedics immediately assessed the man and found that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was in a critical condition.
The man was immediately treated for his injuries and rushed to Thembisa hospital for urgent medical care.
It is understood that the man had been cycling down the road when he was approached by an unknown number of gunmen. A struggle ensued and the man was shot. The man’s bicycle was also stolen.
Local authorities will conduct an investigation into the matter.