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Uitenhage man gunned down in his home, 7-year-old daughter in hospital

Feb 7, 2019
Uitenhage man gunned down in his home, 7-year-old daughter in hospital

Police in Uitenhage are seeking the assistance of the public in solving a brazen shooting incident that claimed a life of a 35-year-old man while his seven-year-old daughter sustained injuries during a house attack in KwaNobuhle on Thursday.

"At around 02:00am, it is alleged that two armed men entered a house in Dalindyebo Street, KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, through a bedroom window," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"It is further said that the suspects fatally shot Lunga Pongoma (35), who was asleep in the bedroom, and some of the bullets grazed his 7-year-old daughter in the upper body."

Uitenhage man gunned down in his home, 7-year-old daughter in hospital

The girl was later rushed to hospital.

"Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Deon Arnolds at 083 336 1086 or to anonymously share information via Crime Stop at 08600 10111."

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