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Just in: Man found dead inside a bullet-riddled vehicle in La Lucia


Oct 26, 2021

A man was shot and killed in a shooting in La Lucia on Tuesday morning.


Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said paramedics found a high-end luxury vehicle peppered with bullet holes.

He said the emergency services responded to the shooting just after 8 am on Armstrong Avenue in the La Lucia Ridge area. 

“Paramedics found a high-end luxury vehicle peppered with bullet holes, having rammed through a gate to business premises. 

“Closer inspection found a male, believed to be approximately forty-five years of age, seated in the vehicle, with fatal gunshot wounds.”

He said the man was declared dead on the arrival of paramedics. 

 “The South African Police Services will investigate the scene.”

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Meanwhile, a groom and four other people were shot and killed during the conclusion of a traditional wedding ceremony in the Eastern Cape. 

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Kinana, police have launched a manhunt for the shooters. 

“According to the information, on Friday, 22 October 2021, the family had a traditional wedding engagement ceremony for one of the deceased. The report further suggests that the family gathered again on Saturday to wrap up and conclude the ceremony.

“It is alleged that while the five deceased men aged between 30 and 50 were sitting in one of the rondavels in the homestead, unidentified male suspects appeared and started shooting and killing all of them at the scene. They thereafter disappeared without a trace. The number of the suspects is also unknown.” 

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Kinana said the motive for the shooting and killings is not known at this stage. The police have registered five murder cases for investigation. 

“No arrest has been made at this stage. Major General Dladla has ordered the establishment of a special task team of capable investigators to trace, track and arrest the culprits. 

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