Passenger shot in taxi

2015-06-12 17:51
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Cape Town - A shooting inside a Cape Town taxi resulted in an accident where the vehicle collided with a car after veering into the oncoming lane.

Provincial police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said a man was shot at about 12:30 as the vehicle travelled on Robert Sobukwe Drive.

“According to reports [the] taxi was travelling towards the Bellville terminus when the shooting happened. A 26-year-old man, who was [a] passenger was fatally wounded during this incident,” she confirmed.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa told News24 the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in him veering on to the wrong side of the road.

“The taxi is then understood to have collided with a car,” he said.

Rwexana said the driver and his assistant jumped from the moving vehicle and fled the scene.

Neither were suspects, she explained, and both were co-operating with the police investigation.

Authorities were on the scene and the road was cordoned off, resulting in traffic delays.

A murder case was being investigated.

No arrests have been made.

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