Farmer shot while sleeping

A 46-year-old farmer was shot through his bedroom window while sleeping on his farm near Potchefstroom, paramedics said on Sunday.

He was was wounded with a shotgun fired through his bedroom window around 11.30pm on Saturday, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said in a statement.

"He had multiple wounds on the right-hand side of his back. His wounds are deemed to be critical."

The man's father, who was also in the house at the time of the attack, was unhurt.

North West police could not immediately comment. - Sapa

Report ID: 223
Crime Category: Murder
Province: North West
City/Town: Potchefstroom
Suburb: Farm
Address: Farm near Potchefstroom
Crime Date/Time: 13 Mar 2010, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 14 Mar 2010, 10:03 AM
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