Brothers fatally shot and two others injured

Brothers fatally shot and two others injured
Brothers fatally shot and two others injured. Image source: Pixabay

Brothers aged 25 years and 30 years succumbed to gunshot wounds whilst other two victims, a 35-year-old female and 29-year-old male, are fighting for their lives in hospital.

The shooting incident took place in a liquor outlet in Mantangaleni trust, Calcutta last night, Friday 23 February 2024 at about 23:40.

According to information, unknown suspects approach the victims and open fire. It is alleged that the suspects also took a firearm from one of the deceased.

On police’s arrival, the first victim was found next to the rear right wheel of his vehicle whilst his brother was found a few meters away from the vehicle.

The brothers sustained multiple gunshot wounds and were declared dead on the scene by medical personnel.

The other two victims, a 35-year-old female, was shot on the thigh whilst a 29 year old male was shot on his upper body. Both the injured victims were rushed to the hospital, where they are currently receiving medical attention.

Twelve 9mm empty cartridge cases and one projectile were found on the scene. Police have since launched an investigation.

Police urge anyone who might have information about the suspects to please contact Calcutta Detective Branch Commander Lieutenant Colonel Sikhumbuzo Ceko on 082 922 9902 or call Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the community can contact police via MYSPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has strongly condemned the attack and promise that police will work round the clock to get perpetrators behind bars.

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