Man shot while walking home

2017-06-06 06:00

Steenberg police are investigating a case of attempted murder after a man was shot in the arm while returning home from visiting a friend.

Steenberg police spokesperson Warrant Officer John Bartlett says the 23-year-old resident of Cafda alleges that he was visiting a friend in Komlossy Street. When he walked home to Hugo Naude Street he saw a car parked in front of his yard.

“He saw a black Renault with an unknown registration number standing in front of a house.

“The victim alleges that as he passed the car a man got out of this car, took out a firearm and fired six shots at him. The victim sustained one gunshot wound to his left arm. The victim ran home and was taken to Victoria Hospital by his family for medical treatment.

“The shooter is alleged to be affiliated to the Junky Funky Kids gang. Steenberg police have opened a case of attempted murder and the shooter is still at large,” he says.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old man from Lavender Hill was shot, allegedly also by gang members.

Bartlett says the man was standing on the stairs at Fawley Court when he saw three men standing on the corner.

“The men pointed firearms in his direction and fired several shots at him. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his head. An innocent bystander was hit in the cheek. Both victims suffered minor injuries.

“It is alleged that the shooters belong to the Fast Guns gang. The motive for the shooting is gang-related.

“No arrests have been made as yet and Steenberg police have opened a case of attempted murder.V Anyone with information about the shootings should call Steenberg police on 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111

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