Mother and son shot by same shooter

2016-05-17 06:00

Amother and her son from Retreat are lucky to be alive after they were shot in separate incidents by the same suspect.

The 44-year-old mother says on Wednesday 27 April at about 10:15, she was on her way to a tuck shop in Komlossy Street, when she heard gunshots.

Her 25-year-old son was at home.

She turned around and saw a suspect holding a black firearm, sitting in the back seat of a red Mazda Sting.

The woman sustained a gunshot wound to the right side of her stomach. The Mazda drove off with three men inside.

Her son, who was standing at the gate, was shot in the right foot by the same shooter.

Both victims were transported to Victoria Hospital in a private vehicle for medical treatment. One 9mm bullet was retrieved.

The motive for the shooting is suspected to be gang-related as it was alleged that the suspect is a member of the Junky Funky Kids gang. The suspect and accomplices in the car are still at large. Police are investigating a case of attempted murder.

In another incident earlier that day at about 09:55, the Steenberg Police responded to a shooting incident at 12th Avenue.

On their arrival at the scene they found a 43-year-old victim lying on the floor in a house. The victim sustained three gunshot wounds to his legs and thighs.

He was transported to Groote Schuur Hospital for medical treatment.

A case of attempted murder has been opened for investigation. Police are investigating the possibility that the suspects are the same as those in the incident in Komlossy Street, Retreat.

It is alleged that two suspects jumped out of a red Mazda with an unknown registration number and fired about seven shots at the victim. The motive for the shooting is thought to be gang-related as it is alleged that the suspected shooter is a member of the Junky Funky Kids.

On the same day at about 21:40 a 60-year-old woman was standing in her front yard in 12th Avenue with another person when she was struck after hearing a single gunshot going off. She collapsed and remembered that she heard a vehicle speed off.

The victim’s son transported her to Retreat Day Hospital for medical treatment.

She sustained one gunshot wound to her lower back and was transported to Groote Schuur Hospital for treatment.

The suspect(s) and the vehicle are unknown at this stage. The motive for the shooting is unknown. A case of attempted murder was opened for investigation.

On Thursday 28 April, at about 02:45, officers of Steenberg Police responded to a fatal shooting incident that occurred on the corner of Komlossy and Schoeman streets.

On their arrival, they were informed by the community that they heard several gunshots and found the deceased lying on his back on the pavement.

The 26-year-old victim, Lylinn Lindt of 11th Avenue, sustained a gunshot to the stomach, one to the lower back and one to the left leg. Lindt was declared dead on the scene by paramedics. The motive for the shooting is also allegedly gang related.

Four spent cartridges were found on the crime scene. A case of murder was opened for investigation.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is requested to contact Steenberg police station at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 086 001 0111. All information will be treated as confidential.

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