Orlando East tavern shooting leaves 14 dead, 9 injured

South African Police Service

Orlando East tavern shooting leaves 14 dead, 9 injured
Orlando East tavern shooting leaves 14 dead, 9 injured

Police are on the look-out for unknown suspects following an apparent random shooting incident at a local tavern in Nomzamo Informal Settlement, Orlando East.

It is reported that on 10 July 2022 at about 00:30, a group of men armed with rifles and 9mm pistols entered the tavern and started shooting randomly at the patrons who were sitting inside.

23 people were shot, 12 of whom were declared dead on the scene, while 11 were rushed to a nearby hospital. Two more were later declared dead at the hospital.

The police opened 14 cases of murder and nine of attempted murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has condemned the incident and urged the team of detectives led by Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Crime Detection, Major General Mbuso Khumalo to pull out all stops in ensuring that the perpetrators are arrested and brought to book.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects, is urged to report on the crime stop hotline at 08600 10111 or by giving a tip-off on the MySAPS app.

All information received will be treated as strictly confidential.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service