Four Newclare men shot in suspected gang wars

2016-12-17 12:48


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Johannesburg – Four men were shot and wounded on Friday night in an incident believed to be linked to gang wars in Newclare, west of Johannesburg, local police said.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said the four were sitting on the pavement outside their home at around 21:20 when suspects driving in a white sedan opened fire on them.

The victims sustained gunshot wounds to their legs. One was also struck in the hip, said Makhubela, adding that seven spent cartridges were found on the scene.

He said the men were rushed to hospital for further treatment.

The motive of the shooting was still unknown but Makhubela said police could not rule out the possibility of gang wars.

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