Attempted hijacker shot dead

It's understood two suspects tried to hijack the man who opened fire on them on Saturday.

A man was shot dead during an attempted hijacking in Alexandra on Saturday 8 March while his accomplice fled the scene. Picture: Abed Ahmed/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A man has been shot dead during an attempted hijacking in Alexandra.

It's understood two suspects tried to hijack the man who opened fire on them on Saturday.

Authorities say one of the alleged hijackers fled the scene.

The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng says a manhunt has been launched to find the suspect.

"There is a case of attempted hijacking that has been opened and a murder case. But now we are appealing to the community to assist us in finding the second suspect who fled the scene immediately after the shooting."