Man killed in central Joburg

2011-07-08 13:14

A 31-year-old man was shot dead in central Joburg today, allegedly by a man who was walking with him, Gauteng police said.

“The two men were walking together on Von Brandis Street around 10am when one of them suddenly drew a gun and shot the other once in the head,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The man died at the scene and the gunman ran away. “At this stage we do not know the motive behind the murder and if the two men were friends or not,” said Dlamini.

The police identified the dead man through his driver’s licence that they found in his pocket.

A case of murder was opened for investigation. No arrests were made.

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