Gunman opens fire on group of people, kills 3, wounds 2, Thaba Nchu

South African Police Service

Gunman opens fire on group of people, kills 3, wounds 2, Thaba Nchu
Gunman opens fire on group of people, kills 3, wounds 2, Thaba Nchu

The police in Mangaung Metro launched the hunt for suspects after the shooting incident that left three males dead and two fighting for their lives at a local hospital on Sunday 2 April 2023.

A call was made to the police station in Thaba Nchu by the Security Officer informing the police about the incident that took place at the entrance of a Guesthouse situated in Govan Mbeki Street at about 02:00.

A patrol vehicle was dispatched to attend to the scene and was told that the injured persons were rushed to the local hospital.

On arrival at the hospital the members found three males lying motionless at the back of a White Ford Ranger with gunshot wounds. Two other victims were already admitted at the hospital.

According to information, fourteen people; six males and eight females were driving in the Ford Ranger and were supposed to drop one of the males at the Guesthouse. The group arrived at the adress and found the gates closed.

While waiting by the gate a White Volkswagen Polo stopped behind the Ford Ranger and one male wearing a White top and headdress jumped off. The suspect started shooting at the victims sitting at the back and thereafter fled the scene.

A Murder docket with three counts and other attempted murder cases were opened at Thaba Nchu Police Station.

All victims are between the ages of 18 and 23. Several 9mm cartridges were collected as evidence from the scene.

Any member of the public who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) is requested to contact Captain David Ramasoala of Mangaung Metro Trio Task Team at 082 4681 624.

Alternatively the information can be submitted on MySAPS App or call the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service