2 injured in shootings

2016-09-27 06:00

Two people who were shot in separate incidents in St Christopher Avenue, Lavender Hill, can consider themselves lucky to be alive.

On Thursday 22 September at about 15:30, Steenberg police officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim being treated at Retreat Day Hospital.

Steenberg police spokesperson warrant officer John Bartlett says: “On arrival they found the 42-year-old woman at the hospital with a gunshot wound to her left leg. The victim informed the members that she was in a bungalow when she was shot,” he says.

In a separate incident on Monday 19 September, a 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the same street by unknown people.

Bartlett says at about 18:30 police officers responded to a report of a man who was at the Retreat Day Hospital with a bullet wound.

“On arrival they found the victim, a man from Lavender Hill, who sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks. The victim was transported to the day hospital by a member of the public. It is alleged that the victim was shot in Lavender Hill. Steenberg police have registered a case of attempted murder and the suspects are still at large,” he says.

V Anyone with information about the shootings is requested to contact Steenberg police at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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