Johannesburg – A Bryanston husband and wife both got shot while fighting off robbers and trying to protect their 9-year-old daughter, a report said on Thursday.
The Citizen newspaper reported that Barbara Edwards screamed for help when she and her husband, Norman, were accosted by three armed robbers on their property on Wednesday morning.
Edwards told the daily her daughter was in the car and fought one of the suspects as the car went from the driveway to the garage.
Edwards was shot once, and her husband was shot three times, before the men ran away.
Their daughter was not harmed.
“They were trying to get us into the house. She moved the scene outside and that was when their plans were foiled. My wife saved us,” said Norman Edwards.
On Wednesday, Netcare 911 paramedics reported the shooting incident on College Avenue.
“Both patients were treated at the scene and transported to hospital or further medical care,” spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.