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Western Cape Provincial detectives initiate murder investigations after three men shot and killed in Gugulethu

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


WESTERN CAPE - Gugulethu police have opened a triple murder docket for investigation after three men between the ages of 28 and 30 were shot and killed in Gugulethu early on Sunday evening.

Reports from the scene indicate the vehicle in which the deceased persons were travelling in had just entered NY6 at approximately 17:50 when it came under fire from unknown gunmen who later fled in another vehicle. Numerous shots were fired at the vehicle wounding all occupants.

Two of the victims died on the scene while a third one died later in hospital after sustaining serious gunshot wounds from the shooting incident. The motive for the shooting is yet to be determined with provincial detectives pursuing several leads as part of their investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting incident that could assist the police investigation is urged to contact the police on 08600 10111 or via the MySAPSApp. Information received will be handled with utmost confidentiality.


Brigadier Novela Potelwa