Police appeal for help in identifying man gunned down in Bethelsdorp over the weekend

FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Police appeal for help in identifying man gunned down in Bethelsdorp over the weekend

Police in Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth, on Sunday appealed for public assistance in identifying the body of a man, who was fatally shot in a footpath late on Saturday night.

"It is alleged that at about 23:00, a member of the public was walking in a footpath between Jacksonville and Booysens Park, when they stumbled on the body of an unidentified male," police said.

"A passing police vehicle was stopped and the matter was reported to them."

Police said that the deceased is in his early 20’s and sustained two gunshots to his head.

"He was clad in blue jeans, black hoodie top and Adidas takkies. He had a black rucksack attached to his back," said the police.

"No one in the area heard or saw anything happen.

"Police are investigating a case of murder."

Anyone who can assist police in their investigation is asked to contact SAPS Bethelsdorp on 041 4043009.