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Police appeal for leads after man gunned down in Walmer, another man assaulted and shot

Aug 27, 2018
Police appeal for leads after man gunned down in Walmer, another man assaulted and shot

Walmer police are on the hunt for murder and attempted murder suspects, who shot and killed one person and injured another in two separate incidents during the early hours of Sunday morning.

"It is alleged that at about 01:45, a 35-year-old man was shot and killed while he was seated in his BMW vehicle," described police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Nidu.

"The man, from Sakhasonke Village, attempted to drive away after the shooting, however his vehicle stalled at about 50m from the corners of Goniwe and Qonqgothwane Streets in Walmer location.

"The circumstances surrounding the shooting is unknown and police are investigating a case of murder."

She said that also, not far from this incident, a 28-year-old male was shot several times by unknown persons after he was allegedly dragged out of a tavern by the suspects.

"According to police information, the man alleged that he went into the crowded tavern at about 01:30 and was suddenly pushed to the floor by the suspects," Col Naidu described.

"The suspects started to assault him where after he was dragged outside and shot at him. The suspects then ran away."

She said that the victim was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to his shoulder, bum, thigh and chest.

A case of attempted murder is under investigation.

"Police are investigating the possibility that the suspects in the murder and attempted murder cases may be involved in both incidents," Col Naidu said.

"Police appeal to the community to assist them with any information relating to the suspects. Information may be communicated either voluntarily or anonymously."

Anyone with information may contact SAPS Walmer detectives on 041 581 1496 or 041 509 4007.