A shocking double shooting in Meyerton left one dead and another injured in a brazen daylight attack at a petrol station.
Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that two African males allegedly ambushed two people sitting inside a white BMW at a Caltex Garage, opening fire on the vehicle’s passenger side before fleeing the scene on foot.
Police swiftly came to the scene, finding two occupants inside the car.
The driver was wounded. But the 55-year-old male passenger tragically lost his life as a result of the attack.
Despite drizzling showers, scores of onlookers braved the weather with umbrellas, witnessing medics attend to the deceased’s lifeless body while police investigated the scene.
“Our station received a call about a shooting incident that happened at Caltex filling station on the corner of Johan Le Roux and Meyer Road. Upon arrival, police found two African males inside a BMW,” says Meyerton police spokesperson Constable Tlaleng Moloi.
“The motive behind this shocking incident remains unclear, and the Meyerton police are actively investigating it as a murder and attempted murder case,” says Moloi.
She appeals to the community for assistance, asking anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Meyerton SAPS at 016 360 4700 or the Crime Stop Hotline at 08600 10111. Information can also be provided via the SMS line 32211 or My SAPS App.
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