Man shot and killed in Newtown, police hunt for suspects

2019-06-25 17:59
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Gauteng Police are investigating a case of murder after a 47-year-old man was shot and killed in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

"It is alleged that the deceased was approached by suspects who shot him several times. He was declared dead at the scene," Captain Mavela Masondo said in a statement on Tuesday.

The motive for the killing is not yet known, but Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for the suspects.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the man was shot outside a business on Quinn Street.

Meiring added that when ER24 personnel arrived on the scene shortly after 08:00, the police were already in attendance.

"Medics found a man lying on the pavement. Assessments showed that the man had sustained several gunshot wounds and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead."

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