Thursday 9 July, 2020

Man escapes with his life in Arouca shooting

The quick reflexes of a 31-year-old man may have saved him from being shot in Arouca.

Around 5:40 pm on Thursday, the victim was reportedly riding his bicycle down Waterloo Road, Arouca when a silver vehicle approached him.

The vehicle struck the 31-year-old from behind, causing the man to fall from his bike.

While he was on the ground, he saw a man inside the car pointing a firearm at him.

The 31-year-old attempted to flee the scene and as he ran, he heard several loud explosions.

He found safe refuge was able to notify the police.

The victim managed to escape without injury.

Crime scene investigators recovered two spent shells from this shooting.

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