A SUSPECTED car hijacker was shot and wounded in a shootout with police in KaBokweni near White River at the weekend.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi, who confirmed the incident, said they received a complaint about a stolen vehicle during the early hours of Saturday.
Hlathi said the suspect was shot when he and three others in the stolen red VW Golf started shooting at the police from the moving vehicle.
"Police retaliated and wounded one suspect. The other three suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran away," he said.