Robbers kill father and son in their Gauteng home

2016-03-03 21:15
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Johannesburg - A 65-year-old man was shot dead and his 29-year-old son wounded by three robbers in the early hours of Thursday morning at their home in Azaadville, west of Johannesburg, police said.

The younger man later died of his injuries in hospital.

"At about 03:00 on Thursday, three robbers entered the home of Haroon Saleh and shot both him and his son Yusuf," Sibiya said.

The intruders stole only cellphones.

Sibiya said that Haroon suffered wounds to the upper body and was declared dead on the scene.

Yusuf was airlifted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, where he died.

"Before the son passed on, he told police that the one robber is of coloured origin. It makes it a bit easier to track the robbers down," Sibiya said.

He said it is still unclear how the suspects had fled the scene.

"The police are doing all they can to catch the robbers," Sibiya said.

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