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Woman killed after gunmen open fire on couple in their Uitenhage home

Jul 1, 2019
Woman killed after gunmen open fire on couple in their Uitenhage home

Uitenhage - Uitenhage police are investigating a murder and attempted murder case after a couple was attacked in their home in Kamesh on Sunday night.

"At about 10:30pm, it is alleged that a couple was watching television in the lounge of a house in Tailor Bird Street in Rosedale, Uitenhage, when someone knocked at the door," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"It is said that the boyfriend opened the door, and two men, one armed with a firearm entered and started shooting at the couple. 

"The two suspects immediately fled the scene after the incident."

He said that Jaydene Plaatjies (24) sustained gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene, and her 27-year-old injured boyfriend was taken to hospital. 

"Kamesh detectives are following leads that could lead to the arrest of the two men. At this stage, it is unknown whether the suspects used a getaway vehicle," Sgt Nkohli said.

"Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest police station or to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111.

"Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated strictly and confidential."

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