The 25-year-old man was drinking at a tavern and got into an argument with another man. The man took out a gun and shot the victim in the head.
The gunman fled after the shooting. The tavern owner then called cops and an ambulance. Emergency Medical Services staff members examined the body and certified the man dead. The ambulance and paramedics then left the scene.
Mortuary staff were about to take the body when they noticed the man was breathing and his lips were moving.
He was covered with a blanket and the ambulance was called again. Another team of paramedics arrived at the scene.
They examined him and found that he was still breathing. The man was stabilised at the scene before being taken to hospital.
Police spokesman Captain Stephen Marais confirmed the incident. He said the suspect is known to the police.
A case of attempted murder was opened. Sizwe Kupelo, the Eastern Cape health spokesman, confirmed the incident.
He said a team sent to the scene found no sign of life after examining the victim. “They then left,’’ he said. “A second team was sent when they were told there were signs of life,’’ The victim was taken to Frere Hospital, where he is being treated.” – Daily Sun