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Police appeal for leads following double fatal shooting and robbery in East London

Aug 1, 2018
Police appeal for leads following double fatal shooting and robbery in East London

Two counts of murder and a count of armed robbery is being investigated following a shooting incident that took place at the corner of Mdantsane Access Road and Robie de Lange Road, in East London, at approximately 08:00 on Wednesday morning.

"It is alleged that two male suspects got onto the open truck, which stopped at the robots. They demanded cash and started to shoot at the driver, who continued driving to nearby houses where he lost control of the truck," said police spokesperson, W/O Hazel Mqala.

"Another motorist in his 50’s, who was driving a Nissan bakkie was also shot and certified dead by the paramedics.

"The driver of the truck, who sustained upper body gunshot wounds was taken to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries."

Shes said that an undisclosed amount of cash has been taken.

"The names of the deceased will be released once the next of kin have been duly informed," W/O Mqala said.

"No arrests have been made and an appeal is made to any person who can assist with the investigation to contact the Crime STOP number on 08600 10111."