5 arrested for Tsakane drive-by shooting that left 3 dead

2018-04-10 14:03
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Five men are expected to appear in court after they were arrested for a drive-by shooting which left three people dead and two injured in Tsakane, east of Johannesburg on Friday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Lerato Mngomezulu said in a statement that the five men, aged between 20 and 34, were arrested on Tuesday. They will appear in the Tsakane Magistrate's Court.

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It is alleged that the victims were sitting outside a house when an unknown vehicle stopped and its occupants started shooting.

Five men were shot and two were declared dead by paramedics on the scene.

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"Three victims were rushed to hospital and one among the three died at the hospital," Mngomezulu said.

The motive for the shooting was not declared by the police.

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