Man killed in Krugersdorp shooting

2015-06-15 13:26

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Johannesburg - A man has been shot and killed in Rant en Dal, Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, paramedics said on Monday.

"Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to a shooting incident on Cecil Knight Street in Rant en Dal, Krugersdorp last night [Sunday]," Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.

"Upon their arrival at the scene, paramedics found that members of the community were busy performing CPR on a man, believed to be in his fifties, after he sustained gunshot wounds."

The man was lying partially in the roadway. Paramedics immediately began trying to resuscitate the man but he died "due to the extensive injuries sustained during the shooting incident".

"There was nothing further that could be done for the man and he was declared dead at the scene," Steinmann said.

The cause of the shooting was unknown. 

Gauteng police could immediately be reached for comment. 

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