Man's bullet-riddled body found in Joburg

2019-08-25 18:30


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

A man's bullet-riddled body has been found in Zandspruit, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

ER24 paramedics and police officers found the body of the man near Marina Road, outside the Zandspruit informal settlement, around 7:00 on Sunday morning. His body had multiple bullet wounds.

According to Honeydew police spokesperson Captain Balan Muthan, the victim was 22 years old. 

It was found that the man been shot in the head and the back, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said. 

"There was nothing that could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene," Vermaak added.

Muthan said the motive for the shooting remained unknown and suspects were still at large. 

He said a case of murder was being investigated. 

According to ER24, another person sustained serious injuries when he was severely assaulted in the same area.

"At approximately 8:00, paramedics were called back to the scene for another patient. A man, believed to be 44 years old, was found along Beyers Naude Road outside the informal settlement.

He had sustained severe burn wounds, as well as wounds, following an assault. He was treated and rushed to a nearby hospital for further treatment," Vermaak said.

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android or iPhone.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

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.