Stupa Boys gangster shot and killed

2017-02-07 10:43

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A 23-year-old Stupa Boys gang member from Bishop Lavis was allegedly shot and killed by rival gang members this morning, Monday 6 February.

Bishop Lavis police spokesperson Captain Marie Louw, says the incident occurred at about 11:00 in Longenberry Road. 

According to Louw the victim was walking from a shop in Longenberry Road when he was approached by three members of the Junky Funky Kids gang. She says the victim and the suspects stopped and spoke for a short while when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot at the victim. 

“The victim tried to run away, but the one suspect continued to shoot at him as he ran into a nearby house where he later died as a result of his wounds. He sustained three gunshot wounds and was declared dead on the scene,” she says.

Louw says police then followed up on a tip-off from the community and arrested two of the three suspects who were also found in possession of a firearm.

“The suspects are in their early 20s and were both arrested and a case of murder opened. The incident is being investigated and anyone with information on the third suspect is urged to contact the police,” she says. 

If you witnessed the incident and have information which can assist the police with their investigation call the Bishop Lavis police on 021 935 9901.

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