“As the suspect walked towards the vehicle [to drive away]‚ the Uber driver ran after him and a scuffle ensued between both of them.
“Shots went off and the suspect sustained three gunshot wounds.”
The suspect ran to a nearby house in Beethoven Road where an ambulance was summoned.
“The stolen cell phone was in his possession. It is further alleged that the 9mm pistol belongs to the suspect’s father‚ who reported the firearm stolen last night to Walmer police.”
Naidu said the suspect‚ who is currently in hospital under police guard‚ lives with his parents in Walmer township.
Police are investigating a case of attempted hijacking and armed robbery.