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Innocent bystander killed in another Port Elizabeth gang shooting

Nov 29, 2018
Innocent bystander killed in another Port Elizabeth gang shooting

The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit in Port Elizabeth is appealing to the community to assist them in tracing two suspected Hondekoppe gang members, who allegedly fired shots at a house in Burke Street Bloemendal, Port Elizabeth, killing a 58-year-old innocent bystander.

According to police information, it is alleged that on Thursday, at about 14:00, the two gang members approached the house of another gang member, belonging to the same gang, and opened fire.

"A stray bullet hit Ambrose Booi in his chest. He died on the scene as the suspects ran away," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"No one was injured in the house."

Col Naidu said that the shooting is gang-related and police is appealing to the community to provide information relating to the suspects.

Help police those behind Port Elizabeth gang shooting

Mount SAPS Road Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile, commented that: "We cannot allow innocent lives to be lost at the merciless hands of criminals.

"It’s time that the community took a stand and exposed them. These criminals need to be put behind bars where they belong. Our investigating team will be working around the clock to arrest these suspects but community involvement is pivotal in the war against these gangsters."

Col Naidu said that information may be communicated either anonymously or voluntarily to Lt Col Mike Grobler on 082 442 1825 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

"All information is strictly confidential."

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