Police hunt for suspects in mass shooting

Police hunt for suspects in mass shooting
Police hunt for suspects in mass shooting. Image source: Pixabay

Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Nomthetheleli Mene has called on the community of Kwadwesi to assist police in speedily tracing the suspects involved in a tragic and heinous mass shooting that left four people dead and one injured in Kwadwesi last night, 12 November 2023.

According to police information, it is alleged that at 21:15, the injured male (40’s) was dropped off by his friend at his house in Sikhundla Street in Kwadwesi. Gunshots were heard and when the victim was in his yard, he was approached by two suspects who opened his front door and shot him inside his house. He sustained bullet wounds to his arm and chest and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, in a shack at the back of another house in Sikhundla Street, the bodies of four people (3 males and a female) aged between 19-24 years old were found with gunshot wounds. Names will be released after a formal identification has been done.

In both incidents, the suspects were the same. The motive is yet to be established.

The Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes Unit in Gqeberha are investigating a case of murder (4 counts) and attempted murder. Anyone who can assist with any information relating to the suspects is asked to contact D/Capt Monde Sitole on 082 457 2812 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.

Lt Gen Mene sends a resounding message that, “Such acts will not be tolerated and is appealing to the community to stand together with police as we relentlessly pursue the suspects. The perpetrators of this appalling crime are still at large and our team of investigators are already on the ground hunting for the suspects. The assistance of the community is crucial in helping us piece together the events that led to this tragedy.”

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