Another East Rand couple shot

2012-03-09 08:02
Johannesburg - A man was shot dead and his girlfriend was seriously injured after a shooting in Reiger Park on the East Rand of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Katleho Mogale said the 47-year-old man and his girlfriend were sitting in a car on Thursday night when they were approached by a white BMW with four occupants.

"One of the occupants fired shots at the couple's vehicle, killing the man and injuring his girlfriend."

This is the second shooting on the East Rand following a similar attack on a couple in Edenvale on Wednesday.

Gavin Adams, 39, and his wife, Leila were shot by three balaclava-clad men who drove a silver Renault with tinted windows.

The man was shot dead and his wife was rushed to a nearby hospital in a serious condition, Mogale said.

She declined to speculate if the two murders were gang related.

"We are still investigating and it is not clear if the murders are related to each other or gang related."

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