Man gunned down outside home

2013-06-26 20:27

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Johannesburg - A man was killed and another was injured in a shooting in Ruimsig, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The shooting happened at plot 13 on Van Staden Road around 03:30, police spokesperson Doniah Mothutsane said.

"It is alleged that the [17] tenants were sleeping in the house when they heard the dogs barking, and a few of them went outside to check what was happening," said Mothutsane.

When they opened the door, three shots were fired, she said.

"One shot went through the window. Two people were shot, one died and the other one was injured on the upper leg. The deceased was shot in the right shoulder and died on the scene."

Three men then fled the scene after the shooting.

Mothutsane said the victims did not have a description of the shooters because it was dark.

"They only saw three men running away after firing the shots."

Nothing was stolen at the plot and no arrests had been made.

Police have launched a manhunt for the three men.

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