Man found dead in play park after shooting

2016-05-03 06:00

A 34-year-old man has been found dead in a park in St Barnabas Street in Lavender Hill.

Steenberg police responded to a shooting incident at about 06:30 on Monday 20 April and found a man lying on his side.

Roger April sustained three gunshot wounds to his back, four gunshot wounds to his chest and one gunshot wound to his head. It is alleged that the man was assaulted before he was shot as his thigh was broken.

He was declared dead on the scene. According to the mother of the deceased, the victim was mentally ill. He was an alleged former member of the Boston Kid gang in Lavender Hill.

Four cartridges and one projectile were found on the crime scene.

The suspects are still at large and Steenberg police have opened a case of murder for investigation.

V Anyone with information is requested to contact the Steenberg police at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111, or send SMS information to Crime Stop at 32211.


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