Man shot at in Erin

Police cars on a crime scene. - File photo by Jeff K Mayers
Police cars on a crime scene. - File photo by Jeff K Mayers

An Erin man was counting his blessings over this holy weekend after escaping death when a man opened fire on his vehicle.

Police said the 32-year-old driver of Ramlal Avenue, Erin told them the incident occurred around 9.30 pm on March 30.

He said on turning into his street, he saw a group of men, including one known to him, blocking the road.

He told the man he knew he could not pass on the road, but the 32-year-old was able to get past them.

That's when he told police he heard several gunshots.

Fearful, he drove past his home and into a neighbour's yard and got out of the car. The driver's father said he came out into his gallery and saw the man pointing a gun at his son's vehicle and firing.

The attacker then pointed the gun at the retiree and shouted that he was lucky he had run out of bullets. The man then ran toward the vehicle, smashed the front and back windshields and ran away.

Crime scene investigators processed the scene. Enquiries are ongoing.


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