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Man critical after Menlyn mall shooting

An Algerian businessman is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot at a Pretoria mall.

Man holding gun. Picture: Sxc.hu.

PRETORIA - An Algerian businessman is in a critical condition on Monday following an attempt on his life at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, east of Pretoria.

Police arrested one suspect, who is also an Algerian national.

The lunchtime hustle and bustle in the mall was interrupted when a man put a revolver to his former business partner's back.

He shot him four times.

The victim was meeting with a woman when the gunman approached him from behind.

The police said he left the scene, but was followed by a patron who was eating at the same restaurant as the victim.

Mall security was then alerted.
The suspect was detained and an unlicenced firearm was recovered.

The police say the shooter and the victim have done business together in the past.

The restaurant was cordoned off while police took statements.

The mall is still open for business, with shoppers seemingly unaware of what happened.

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