Car guard dies in crossfire

2015-08-04 06:01

Two suspects were arrested and one remains at large after a car guard was murdered in crossfire in Ottery.

A 26-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were arrested at their homes.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the victim, a 34-year-old man, was an innocent bystander to a shooting in Enslin Road on Saturday night.

“At 04:00 the 34-year-old car guard was shot dead outside Pizza Shack. According to the witness two unknown men came to the club and they were denied entry. As they were walking away, passing the parking area, they started firing shots at the bouncer. The car guard was caught in the crossfire and died on the scene,” Mnyaka says.

He adds the car guard was helping a driver out of the parking area at the time.

“The victim had three bullet wounds to his body. [It is understood] the suspects then ran to Belletuin Park where they climbed into an unknown vehicle driven by a female and drove away in an unknown direction,” Mnyaka says.

He adds 15 cartridges were found on the scene. A case of murder was opened for investigation.

The eyewitness was able to supply the details of the escape car, resulting in the two arrests.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown at this stage. The firearm was not recovered.

Mnyaka says the third suspect is believed to be from Parkwood

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