Cape shooting unfortunate - Nhleko

2016-03-15 12:44
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. (Netwerk24)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko. (Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Tuesday that a shooting in the Kuils River area in Cape Town, which resulted in the death of two McDonald's employees allegedly at the hands of police, was unfortunate.

Two employees of the McDonald Kuils River franchise were shot and killed in a hail of bullets early on Monday.

Police were allegedly chasing robbers from a Caltex garage close to Kuils River train station, when they spotted the taxi transporting McDonald's staff on Hindle Road, Blue Downs, and opened fire.

Over 50 bullet holes were found in the Quantum taxi on Monday.

Nhleko said on Tuesday he had heard about the incident.

“It is very unfortunate. There are now ongoing investigations pertaining to that incident and we can only be guided by the results and the outcome of such investigations,” he said.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson Robbie Raburabu told News24 on Monday the unit was investigating the McDonald's shooting, which also resulted in six people being wounded.

“According to the police, they received information of a possible robbery at the Caltex garage in Kuils River [near Kuils River train station]."

During the chase, the Quantum transporting the McDonald’s workers was noticed at the scene, and was thought to be blocking the road.

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