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Cape Town - A shooting in Hanover Park claimed the life of a 20-year-old man on Tuesday and police have asked for help in finding the culprits.
Philippi police spokesman Lieutenant Lance Goliath said the shooting occurred at around lunchtime in Athberg Walk and the police are investigating a case of murder.
“The deceased sustained gunshot wounds to both his arms, buttocks and back. The motive for the killing is unknown,” he said.
“Police will continue clamping down on crime and the perpetrators thereof. The acting station commander, Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Laing, thanks the members for their dedication in combating crime.”
Also in Hanover Park on Tuesday, a 26-year-old man was arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. The man was arrested just after 3pm in Donigal Court, but Goliath said they could not confirm that the suspect was linked to the fatal shooting.
“He will be charged for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.”
Goliath said their patrols had yielded another two suspects for the possessions of firearms and ammunition. The suspects were also arrested in Athberg Walk while police were on crime prevention patrols in the area on Sunday and Monday.
Goliath said anyone with information could confidentially contact the investigating officer, Detective constable Phelisile Ludada on 084 595 2460 or 021 690 1522. Alternatively, those with information can call Crime Stop on 086 001 0111.