Gunmen kill 3, injure 2 in Thokoza hostel attack

2019-05-10 12:05


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Three people were killed and two injured when they were gunned down in Thokoza on Thursday night.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele told News24 that the victims had been sitting around a fire at a hostel, around 20:00, when unknown attackers started shooting at them.

The victims were attempting to flee when they were shot.

Makhubele said the motive for the shooting was unknown.

It is also unknown how many attackers there were, but given the number of bullet shells found on the scene, there was "probably more than one", he said.

The two injured victims are being treated in hospital, Makhubele said.

Police are investigating.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  shootings

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.