Retreat man shot in the head after giving gang member a lift

2016-10-04 06:00

A 24-year-old man from Retreat was found lying in a pool of blood after he was shot in his face yesterday (Monday).

The man was found at the corners of Peter Charles and Blagden streets. Steenberg police spokesperson Warrant Officer John Bartlett says it is alleged that the deceased was woken when his father asked him to go to a spaza shop. “Later his father was informed that his son was shot and lying in the street,” he says.

It is believed that a bakkie pulled alongside the victim and fired several shots at him.

“He sustained multiple wounds to his face and was declared dead on the scene by paramedics,” Bartlett says.

“It is alleged the deceased gave a member of the Fast Guns gang a lift on his bicycle on a previous occasion and it was assumed by Junky Funky Kids gang members that he was affiliated to the Fast Guns gang.

“Eight cartridges and one projectile were found on the scene.”

A case of murder is being investigated and no arrests have been made yet, says Bartlett.

V Anyone with information about the killing are requested to call Steenberg police at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 0860 010 111.

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