‘Drug lord’ killed

2015-05-19 06:00

An alleged Ocean View drug lord, Andre George, has reportedly been shot and killed.

Police confirmed a shooting incident took place in Atlantis on Friday just after 23:00.

A 36-year-old man was fatally wounded.

“Circumstances surrounding a shooting incident are under investigation,” says provincial police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk.

“The victim died on the scene due to the extent of the injuries sustained. The second victim was shot once in the stomach and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.”

The shooting was followed by an outpouring of comments on social media sites.

Ocean View community police forum chairperson Kathy Cronje says the organisation had received numerous reports that George had been visiting Ocean View, despite this contravening his bail conditions.

“The community of Ocean View has expressed their relief to me and on social media. There is a feeling that Ocean View will be able to sleep peacefully again,” she says.

Murder and attempted murder cases have been opened for investigation. No arrests have been made

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