Police are searching for suspects after four people were murdered in Eerste River in what is believed to be a “gang related” drive by shooting. Another person was wounded in the shooting and is in critical condition, police spokesperson Siyabulela Malo said.
According to the police spokesperson murder and attempted murder cases were opened after an incident on Monday in Mars Street, Somerset Heights in Kleinvlei, at 8.20pm.
The police found five victims, three people were declared dead and two were taken to hospital.
The fourth victim died in hospital yesterday. The victims were aged between aged 18 to 20. No one arrests have been made in relation to this tragedy.
Community Policing Forum spokesperson Julian Unthank said the incident appeared to be gang-related.
“These were young victims believed to be from Malibu who were standing on a corner when a taxi came past and started shooting at them,” Unthank said.
Unthank said they had made an appeal to the cluster commander to have police members who were removed from the area deployed back into Kleinvlei as it appears that Kleinvlei is a hot spot at the moment.
He added that they faced a challenge as residents were fearful of sharing information with police or the CPF to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
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