Three killed in a shootout

Three die, another three injured in a taxi-related shooting. The four suspects have not been caught. Photo: Pixabay. For illustrative purposes.

Three men were killed and three others were wounded in a taxi shooting on Sunday evening, 9 July at about 7.30pm.

Kagiso Police’s Crime Prevention Unit was notified by community members of shots being fired in David Webster Street in Phase 6, Tshepisong, next to a local secondary school. Upon arrival, the police saw two mini-bus taxis parked in the street, and were informed by eyewitnesses that four unknown men had allegedly shot six other unknown men.

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Police then searched the scene and found three individuals lying on the ground a few metres from one another, bleeding profusely. All three were critically wounded – one, aged 29, sustained a gunshot wound to his left thigh. Netcare 911 Advanced Life Support paramedics assisted the injured, and then took the injured men to a nearby hospital.

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The motive for the shootings remains unknown, but a murder docket has been opened by the police.

Anyone with information that could lead to the prosecution of the culprits is encouraged to call the Kagiso Police on 011 696 9000/ 9065 or to phone the Crime Stop Hotline on 08600 10111. You can also send a message to the SMS Tip-off line on 322111 and remain anonymous.

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