A shootout was caught on video on tuesday morning in South Africa where a man was killed. Media Takeout has the full story:
A man was shot and killed by security guards during a cash-in-transit heist attempt near Multichoice’s Randburg offices on Tuesday morning – South Africa – right outside of a nursery school. A group of robbers attempted to rob the folks in a vehicle, but it all went wrong.
In the video a man dressed in a black shirt and shorts and a balaclava over his head standing next to the white truck while simultaneously firing shots at what the security guard. As shots are fired back, the man runs alongside the vehicle, attempting to climb in, before falling the ground clutching his stomach. The black Ford Fiesta then backs up and drags him into the car. Netcare911 spokesperson Tebogo Magoro made the following statement:
“Reports from the scene indicate that this was an attempted cash-in-transit heist. Shots were fired between the two parties, leaving one suspect in his thirties with fatal injuries… The armed robbers abandoned two of the vehicles they were travelling in, in close proximity to the scene – leaving the deceased suspect in one of the cars, before hijacking another vehicle and fleeing the scene. The driver of the hijacked vehicle was female and thankfully not injured.”
Police officials said they would comment on the matter during the course of the day.
The gunman would have escaped – except his AK-47 jammed at the wrong time. It was a wrap for him them.
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The AK-47, or AK as it is officially known (Russian: Автома́т Кала́шникова, tr. Avtomát Kaláshnikova, lit. Kalashnikov’s Automatic Rifle), also known as the Kalashnikov, is a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is the originating firearm of the Kalashnikov rifle (or “AK”) family.Design work on the AK-47 began in 1945. In 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials, and in 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS (S—Skladnoy or “folding”), which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In early 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact.
Even after almost seven decades, the model and its variants remain the most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world because of their substantial reliability under harsh conditions, low production costs compared to contemporary Western weapons, availability in virtually every geographic region and ease of use. The AK-47 has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces and insurgencies worldwide, and was the basis for developing many other types of individual, crew-served and specialised firearms. As of 2004, “Of the estimated 500 million firearms worldwide, approximately 100 million belong to the Kalashnikov family, three-quarters of which are AK-47s”.