Man held for Cape Town shooting

2013-11-08 22:31
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Johannesburg - A man was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed two people in a minibus taxi in Cape Town on Friday, Western Cape police said.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut said the man, 26, was caught minutes after the shooting in Voortrekker Road, Parow, around 13:30.

He approached his victims, a 27-year-old man and a woman in her 20s, and shot them inside a parked minibus taxi.

He fled the scene on foot.

Police patrolling the area heard the shots and responded to the scene.

After a brief pursuit, the man was arrested.

A 9mm pistol believed to be the murder weapon was found on him.

The motive for the shooting was unclear. He was expected to appear in court soon.

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