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Alleged Kimberley drug dealer shot outside court

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Victim had appeared in court for allegedly shooting and injuring a rival in Roodepan about a month ago

Pictures: Soraya Crowie

AN ALLEGED Kimberley drug dealer, Rodger Johnson, was shot five times outside the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Johnson is in a critical condition in hospital after reportedly being shot in the arm, shoulder, back and chest.

He had appeared in court on an attempted murder charge and was granted bail of R2,000.

Johnson is accused of shooting and injuring a “rival” in Roodepan about a month ago.

It is alleged that the girlfriend of Johnson’s rival “avenged that incident” by shooting Johnson after he left the court building on Wednesday.

The shooter fled the scene and the police launched a manhunt for her.

ER24 multimedia producer Ross Campbell confirmed that the shooting victim was transported to hospital for medical assistance.

“A man believed to be in his late 30s is in a critical condition after he was shot five times during an incident outside the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court,” said Campbell. “The man was shot in the arm, shoulder, back and chest.

“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 4.30pm to find the area cordoned off by the South African Police Service and another private emergency medical service (EMS) was in attendance. Our advanced life support paramedic took over the treatment of the critically-injured patient.

“Five gunshot wounds were counted, with two to the back and one each to the shoulder, arm and chest. The patient was stabilised on-scene using advanced life support interventions before being transported to hospital for further care.

“The details of the incident and who committed the crime are unknown to ER24, but SAPS were on the scene for further investigations,” Campbell concluded.

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