Gunmen storm property in Cape Winelands town, kill four men in backyard dwelling

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Four people have been shot dead and one was injured after armed men entered a property and opened fire at a shack in Wellington, Western Cape.
Four people have been shot dead and one was injured after armed men entered a property and opened fire at a shack in Wellington, Western Cape.
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Four people were shot dead and one was injured when armed men entered a property and opened fire at a shack in Wellington, Western Cape on Sunday morning.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said investigators were still combing the crime scene.

Potelwa said: 

Reports from the scene indicate that gunmen clad in black with faces concealed entered a property in Mnandi Street, Newrest, in Wellington and went to a shack at the back of the premises. Several shots were fired, resulting in the death of four men in their twenties, and one sustaining serious gunshot injuries.

The victims are yet to be identified. Police have opened four cases of murder and one of attempted murder.


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