A 70-year-old grandmother and her 11-year-old grandson were attacked with a shovel during a home invasion early on Tuesday in Florida, Johannesburg.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the emergency services arrived at the residence at around 8 am.
Meiring said in a statement, “Both patients were in a critical condition after they were hit in the face several times with shovels by a group of unknown men,”
He said, “Medics treated the patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for urgent care.”
Police spokesperson Capt. Kay Makhubele said an investigation into the incident has been launched and arrests have yet to be made.