Two shot dead in Usk Road

2016-11-22 06:00
Police mark out and investigate the scene of the murder scene in Usk Road, where two men were shot dead.

Police mark out and investigate the scene of the murder scene in Usk Road, where two men were shot dead.

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Two men have been shot dead in Usk Road in Manenberg on Sunday.

According to Manenberg police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett, police were called to a shooting incident at Lillian Court at 15:30.

The two victims were aged 33 and 16.

It is alleged that the two victims were sitting with friends in the courtyard when a group of men approached them, Bennett explains. One of the appraoching men pulled out a firearm and fired several shots at random into the group of men sitting in the courtyard.

The shooter fled the scene on foot, Bennett says. Eight spent cartridges were found on the scene and will be sent for ballistic testing.

When police arrived at the scene, the body of the 33-year-old man was seen lying in the courtyard. He was shot in his head and lower abdomen. The 16-year-old victim, who was in the courtyard at the time of the shooting, was rushed to Heideveld Emergency Centre where he succumbed to his injuries. He was shot five times in his upper body.

“It is not clear why the shooting happened. A case of murder has been opened for investigation. No arrest has been made,” says Bennett.

V Anyone with information can contact Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or CrimeStop on 0860 010 111.

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