Man shot dead

Braamfontein – A man was shot and killed in an apparent hit at corner Juta and De Beers streets in Braamfontein on Monday, according to police.

  Police spokesperson Captain Musa Shihambe said the 36-year-old man was found dead in a car he was driving, with five bullet wounds to his upper body.

  “It is alleged that two men who were inside a BMW X5 started shooting at a man inside an Audi. The deceased was sitting with a friend in an Audi; while a BMW X5 with two occupants drove past and they fired shots at the one sitting at the driver’s seat. The victim died instantly while the other was not harmed. A total of 11 cartridges were found at the scene,” Shihambe said.

  He added that the shooting saw bullets fly through a retail store in the vicinity.

  ER24 paramedics and a local security company were on the scene. “He had suffered a wound to the chest and was declared dead on arrival,” said ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell. 

  Shihambe said a case of murder was opened and a manhunt for two suspects has been launched.

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