Suspect arrested in road rage shooting of kickboxing coach

Kickboxing coach’s shooter still on the loose

Police have arrested a 35-year-old man from Theescombe  in connection with the road rage shooting of a kickboxing coach from port Elizabeth on Saturday night.

Hendrick Jansen van Rensburg, 22, who runs a kickboxing gym in Walmer, is still recovering in the Greenacres Hospital after being shot just above the collarbone. The bullet is still lodged between his ribs.

Jansen Van Rensburg was shot by the driver of a white Corsa, with no licence plates, after he and his passenger approached Jansen van Rensburg after a traffic incident on Kragga Kamma road at about 5pm on Saturday.

The driver allegedly hit him in the face with a gun which went off and shot Jansen van Rensburg above the collarbone.

Police spokesperson, captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, said Walmer police detectives had followed up on a tip off they had received, which led them to the suspect and subsequent arrest.

“The man has been taken into custody and has been charged with attempted murder, he will appear in court on Friday morning,” she said.

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