Woman shot dead at municipal office in Strand


A 41-year-old woman was shot dead on Thursday morning in the parking lot of the municipal office in the Strand moments after she stopped there.

Capt. FC van Wyk, police spokesperson, says the police are investigating a case of murder.

“According to reports, the deceased stopped with her silver colored Toyota Fortuner in the parking lot along the main road. She was alone in the vehicle.

“An unknown man approached her on foot, after which he took out two firearms and fired several shots through the driver’s window.”

The woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

“The suspect then walked away and got into the getaway vehicle, a white Opel Astra, and fled the scene,” says Van Wyk.

“The motive for the shooting incident is still unknown.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the StopCrime number on 08600 10111.