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Elderly Hankey farmer shot in the leg, fires back at attackers

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Elderly Hankey farmer shot in the leg, fires back at attackers

The wounded elderly man, who had a firearm, retaliated by firing several shots in the direction of the direction of his attackers.

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A 72-year-former farmer was shot in the leg during a shoot-out with attackers on his smallholding at Hankey in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday evening.

olice spokesperson Sgt Majola Nkohli stated the man was inside his condominium  when he heard his dogs barking.

Early Newspaper

“The elderly man had appropriate stepped out of the kitchen door when an unknown alternative of suspects who occupy been standing about a metres faraway from the condominium starting shooting at him. One of the bullets struck his lower leg.”

The wounded man, “who had a firearm, retaliated with several shots in the direction of their direction”, Nkohli stated.

The suspects fled the scene.

“At this stage, it is unknown whether any of the suspects occupy been injured during the incident,” Nkohli stated.

The elderly man was taken to medical institution.

A case of attempted waste was opened.

BY Iavan Pijoos

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Elderly Hankey farmer shot in the leg, fires back at attackers