Police search for gunmen after 4 people killed, 5 injured in shooting

Police are hunting for gunmen who killed four people in Gqeberha.


Police are hunting for gunmen who killed four people in Gqeberha.

PHOTO: Jaco Marais, Gallo Images, Netwerk24

Four people were murdered and five people were wounded in a shooting in Bethelsdorp, Gqeberha in the early hours of Thursday.

Police have since activated a 72-hour mobilisation plan to trace, track and arrest the four gunmen, police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said.

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“According to the report, nine people were sitting in a garage together with others when two cars came and stopped at the gate of the house. Four unidentified male suspects, allegedly covering their faces, alighted from their vehicles and entered the gate. They are alleged to have separated the group of people who were gathered in the place and started shooting at the nine,” Kinana added.

Four people were declared dead at the scene and the remaining five were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Kinana said:

The circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation. Four cases of murder and five of attempted murder have been registered. No arrest has been made at this stage.

Police have appealed for information that will help lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Members of the public who have more information can contact their nearest police station or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


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