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Walmer detectives on the hunt for murder suspects


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

GQEBERHA - SAPS Walmer detectives are on the hunt for four murder suspects allegedly involved in a fatal shooting leaving two people dead this morning in Walmer.

It is alleged that at about 11:30, the first victim, age unknown, was walking across a grass verge near a shopping mall in Heugh Road in Walmer when a suspect walked towards him and started shooting. The victim retreated and ran towards a nearby tree where he collapsed. It is further alleged that three other suspects appeared with firearms and fired multiple shots at the victim. An innocent person who was sitting on a bench under the tree was also shot by the suspects.

The first victim, aged 31, succumbed to his injuries while the innocent bystander died while receiving medical treatment at the scene.

The unknown suspects fled on foot. The motive for the double murder is yet to be established. The names of the deceased is withheld until the next of kin has been informed.


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726