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Mthatha police appeal for leads after woman and man found gunned down

May 25, 2019
Mthatha police appeal for leads after woman and man found gunned down

Mthatha - Police in Mthatha are looking for an information that may lead to the arrest of assailant/s that shot and killed a 55-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man at Tyumbu locality, in Mthatha, in the early hours of Friday.

"It is alleged that an 18-year-old granddaughter to the deceased woman saw the door to her grandmother's room open and when she went to check she found both bodies lying in a pool of blood," described police spokesperon, Captain Dineo Koena.

"When police investigated the scene, it is suspected that the assailant/s gained entrance by breaking the burglar and the door.

"Both the deceased had gun wounds on their upper bodies."

She said that several cartridges of a 9mm pistol were picked from the scene.

"The motive for their killing is not known and no arrests have yet been made," Capt Koena said.

"We urge anyone with information to contact D/Captain Mdepa on 082 319 8754 or may contact our Crime Stop Line on 0860 10111 and confidentiality is guaranteed."

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