Bystanders describe bloody shooting

2012-04-24 14:10

Cape Town – Police were seen frisking four men outside the Western Cape High Court just moments after a man was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday.

A bystander, Junior Ngumbi, said he was walking with a client towards the court on Keerom Street in Cape Town around noon when he heard a gunshot and a woman screaming.

He saw a man flee the scene in a white Toyota Conquest and another man lying on the corner of Leeuwen and Keerom with blood pouring from his neck.

Later at about 13:00, police were seen searching four men outside Castello's coffee shop, opposite the court building.

The men were led to a police van where they were put in the back and driven off.

"There was lots and lots of blood but I could see he was still conscious," he said.

Ngumbi showed a photo of the man lying in a pool of blood with a woman leaning over him, propping him up on a jacket.

He said two men and a woman had been walking to the court when a gunman apparently approached the one man and shot him in the mouth.

Curious crowds gathered around the crime scene staring at a bloodied tissue lying on the pavement where the man had been moments before.

All that remained of the shooting was a mark from where the bullet ricocheted off a nearby car.

The shooting was apparently connected to the appearance of suspected gangsters in the court.
Police were not yet commenting.

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  • Andrew - 2012-04-24 14:29

    We really live in a lawless country, it stuns me that this type of action can happen in broad daylight.

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-24 14:38

    Why four men were put at the back of the Police van when the killer fled with a Toyota Conquest? Or it was a Toyota conquest with a Ferrari Engine, anything is possible. Or four men searched were found with drugs or illegal weapons?

      Inja - 2012-04-24 15:14

      Were you there?

  • Loo - 2012-04-24 15:41

    Wyat Earp !!!! We need Wyat ... Wild Africa ,, no wonder overseas ppl think we chase lions off our runways before a plane can land.

  • Rob - 2012-04-24 15:41

    Coloureds !

  • Jeffrey - 2012-04-24 16:25

    I suspect foul-play

  • Brendon - 2012-04-24 16:40

    News 24 must have the worst journo in the business will report anything just to be first to have the story.

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