The customer was apparently shot at a Kimberley petrol station for not wearing a mask.
A 37-year-old security guard was arrested on Friday afternoon after he allegedly shot a customer in the face at a Kimberley petrol station for not wearing a mask.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba, said the security guard was manning access to a store at a filling station in Kimberley when the incident occurred at around 5.20pm on Friday.
“It is alleged the security guard denied access into the store to a 36-year-old customer who was not wearing face mask. An argument ensued between the security guard and the customer and the customer was shot in the face.“
The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
”The security guard was arrested and the firearm used in the incident was confiscated for further investigation,” Ramatseba said.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Ramatseba added that the Provincial Commissioner has condemned the incident.
“Lieutenant General Risimati Shivuri has called on everyone to exercise patience and cooperation during the fight against Covid-19,” Ramatseba said.