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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of man during scuffle in his Kamesh home

Feb 5, 2019
Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of man during scuffle in his Kamesh home

Detectives from the South African Police Service in Kamesh, in Uitenhage, have launched a search for suspects, who allegedly shot and killed a 42-year-old man, on Sunday night, at about 19:15, at his residence in Deco Street, Tamboville, in Kamesh, Uitenhage.   

"It is alleged that the victim and his girlfriend were at their residence, when they heard a knock on the door," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"The victim opened the door and two males entered the house. 

"The three men allegedly conversed for few minutes, after which there was a scuffle and a shot went off."

Capt Swart said that one of the suspects then approached the girlfriend, took her cellphone and ordered her to remain in the bedroom.

"They then took the car keys a maroon VW Caddy, which belongs to the victim and drove off.

"The vehicle was later found abandoned in Uitenhage," she added. 

"The victim died as a result of a gunshot wound to his upper body."

Motive for the murder being investigated by Kamesh police

She said that the motive for the murder is unknown and detectives are following up on all possible leads.  

"The name of the victim will be released once the next of kin have been informed and formally identified."

Police are appealing to the community to assist in this investigation. 

"Any person who may be able to provide information on the investigation as well as any information on the perpetrators can contact SAPS Kamesh on 041 988 8718, Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211 with your tips," said Capt Swart.

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