[First filed: June 26, 2009 @ 11:14]
LiveNews bring word that a 66 year old Canberra truck driver was tragically killed overnight when he had the misfortune to be driving past a KFC car park shootout in Sydney’s southwest:
- The truck driver was travelling in his semi-trailer along Milperra Road in Milperra around 10:30 last night, when he became the unfortunate victim of a shooting in a KFC carpark.
Up to six men were fighting when a bullet travelled 250 metres to the man’s truck, hitting him in the face.
He’s been identified at a 66-year-old from Canberra.
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UPDATE: The Daily Telegraph has more information and commenters have noted the driver appears to have managed to park the truck before expiring. No mean feat considering the shock that would surround sustaining a fatal wound completely out of the blue.
FURTHER UPDATE: The Herald Sun has named the victim as Bob Knight of Macgregor. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, two children, David and Cathy, and three grandchildren, Georgia, Alli and Josh. Our condolences to all in the family.
Another Update: The ABC has a few more details, as well as links to video and audio.