VALLETTA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) — A man was injured after being shot during an attempted hold-up outside Skyparks near Malta International Airport (MIA) Thursday morning, according to lacal report.
The shooting was carried out by two men wearing balaclavas.
They stopped a car which was carrying the victim and another man, believed to be handling a large amount of cash after leaving a Bank of Valletta branch, and demanded cash. A shot was then fired through the car’s windscreen.
One of the two victims, 77 years old, suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to hospital, while the second man, aged 64, suffered slight injuries.
People on the scene said the man was injured, but conscious.
A witness said the victim was drenched in blood, as an ambulance took him away from the site just after 11am.
Police officers in bullet proof vests are in the arrival and departure lounges at MIA.
The police is searching for a white Peugeot 208, believed to be the robbers’ car.
This was the second such case within a week, with 10,000 pounds Sterling having been stolen in a hold-up in Malta’s Qawra