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South African Man in ‘critical condition’ after being shot in the head

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A South African man, believed to be in his late thirties, is currently battling with his life after being  shot in the head on Tuesday evening in Midrand, near Johannesburg.

A spokesperson for Rescue Care in the vicinity, Garrith Jamieson, said paramedics arrived on the scene just after 10pm where they found the victim in a critical condition.

“The man had sustained a gunshot wound to his head and immediately Advanced Life Support intervention was commenced to stabilise him. It was decided to call in the Netcare911 Aeromedical Helicopter to assist with rapid transportation to a specialist facility that the patient required.”

Jamieson said its believed the man was patrolling the area as part of a security watch when he was shot.

Police are currently investigating the motive and circumstances that led to the dastardly shooting.

As at the time of filing this report no arrest has been made.

African News Agency/ANA

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