WATCH: Road rage shooting incident in Durban captured on cellphone camera
Cellphone footage taken by an eyewitness shows how a motorist was shot in an apparent road range incident in Durban on Thursday afternoon.
Paramedics on the scene said the man‚ who has not yet been named‚ suffered what appeared to be a “partial amputation” of his left hand following the heated altercation.
The video‚ which was shot by a driver on her cellphone‚ shows the driver of a truck jumping out of his vehicle holding a piece of pipe.
He then starts shoving and pushing the driver of a orange Ford Ranger.
Several people rush over to try and break the men up before the Ford driver goes back to his vehicle and fetches his firearm.
In a subsequent squabble‚ which followed after the Ford driver hit the truck driver in the head‚ a single gunshot can clearly be heard.
SAPS spokesman Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed a case was being investigated.
Andreas Mathios‚ media liaison for Blue Security who was on the scene shortly after the shooting‚ said it appeared the driver of the truck realised he wouldn’t fit under the arched bridge‚ so moved into the fast lane where the arch was at its highest. However‚ he cut off the Ford‚ which was in the fast lane. The two vehicles came to a halt‚ blocking the road completely‚ before the skirmish.