A 54-year-old Ikamvelihle man was shot during the early hours of this morning, in a house after two men allegedly broke in, looking for alcohol.
It is alleged that at about 02:05, police attended to a complaint at a house in Ngqika Street, NU2, Motherwell where they were informed that while the complainant and his friend, aged 35-year-old were sleeping, two unknown males kicked opened the kitchen door and entered.
They demanded alcohol from them and when they were informed that there was no alcohol, one suspect tried to fire a shot at the victim however the firearm jammed and the suspects fled. A few minutes later, the suspects returned and once again demanded alcohol. They were again informed that there was no alcohol on the premises and this time two shots were fired, one hitting the complainant in the left shoulder. The suspects ran away.
A case of attempted murder is under investigation. Suspects are unknown.
Source: South African Police Service