Two cities, two hits: daylight 'assassinations' in Joburg and Paarl

09 April 2019 - 14:30 By TimesLIVE
A man was shot dead in a residential complex in Bryanston, Johannesburg, while another was killed outside Checkers in Paarl on Tuesday.
A man was shot dead in a residential complex in Bryanston, Johannesburg, while another was killed outside Checkers in Paarl on Tuesday.
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A man was murdered in a residential complex in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Tuesday while in Paarl, a man was assassinated outside a shopping complex, according to reports.

ER24 said of the Johannesburg incident: "A man, believed to be in his 60s, was shot dead  this afternoon in a complex off Anslow Road in Bryanston."

ER24 paramedics, along with city of Johannesburg and Life Healthcare personnel, arrived on the scene at 12.46pm to find the man lying in the parking area of the complex.

"Paramedics found the man had a gunshot wound to his head and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

"The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigation."

Organised-crime author Mandy Wiener tweeted: "Suspects in a BMW opened fire on a man with an R4 rifle in the Highbury complex in Bryanston. Victim believed to be of Eastern European descent. Suspects ditched their car and set it on fire."

In the Western Cape, a sports writer from Paarl, John Goliath, tweeted: "They just assassinated a guy in Checkers in Paarl. In the middle of the day. Broad daylight."

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TimesLIVE has contacted the relevant authorities for more details.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said a murder investigation was underway after a β€œshooting incident that occurred this morning about 11:45am at a parking area at Van Der Lingen Street, Paarl.

"According to reports an unidentified man was shot and fatally wounded by unidentified suspects who are yet to be arrested. Police detectives are on the scene combing for clues.”


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