Man shot and killed at dentist practice in Cape Town

(iStock)
(iStock)

The police have launched a manhunt for two suspects after a 56-year-old man was murdered at a dentist practice in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Monday afternoon.

According to the police, two unknown suspects, one of whom was armed with a firearm, entered the dental offices and threatened a security guard, taking his keys and ordering him into one of the rooms.

"The security guard then heard three gunshots, a few seconds later he discovered the 56-year-old victim was shot in the head and the suspects gone," police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said.

"The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for medical assistance, where he later died due to his injuries."

Van Wyk added the circumstances surrounding the shooting was currently unknown and detectives were following up on all leads.

A case of murder and business robbery has been opened.

Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
A few positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed at two SA rugby franchises.. Should teams proceed with return to training protocols?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, SA rugby is already behind the eight ball compared to New Zealand and Australia
13% - 184 votes
It’s too dangerous, the country is only now heading into the Covid-19 storm!
41% - 561 votes
Get the ball rolling, Covid-19 is here to stay as the 'new normal'
46% - 623 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.83
(-0.38)
ZAR/GBP
21.15
(-0.18)
ZAR/EUR
19.10
(-0.12)
ZAR/AUD
11.69
(-0.18)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.27)
Gold
1797.44
(-0.25)
Silver
19.03
(-0.29)
Platinum
826.00
(-0.06)
Brent Crude
42.17
(-1.20)
Palladium
1968.35
(+0.95)
All Share
56199.46
(+1.41)
Top 40
51874.81
(+1.41)
Financial 15
10703.82
(+2.21)
Industrial 25
76910.63
(+1.02)
Resource 10
53327.86
(+1.61)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo