Taxi driver shot dead in Verulam

2018-11-01 06:00

A TAXI driver in Verulam was shot dead at his house in Hazelemere on Monday night.

In a statement, Reaction Unit South Africa said that the deceased was at home with his fiancé when two unknown suspects entered his house and opened fire on him.

The victim was shot twice in the head and once in the back.

Rusa said in a statement: “Due to the extent of his injuries he died at the scene. The suspects fled in their car.”

Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Henry Kisten said: “A case of murder was opened for investigation. There are no arrests made at this stage.At this stage we cannot confirm if the incident is related to the taxi violence.”

Attempts to get a comment from the Siqalokuhle Taxi Association were unsuccessful at the time of going to press.

More than three drivers have been killed in Verulam in the past six months, leading to concerns that this incident may be related.

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