Two shot dead in minibus
A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN and a woman in her twenties were shot and killed inside a minibus taxi in Voortrekker Road in Parow yesterday afternoon. The gunman, a 26-year-old man, attempted to run away but was arrested minutes later.
“At approximately 1.30pm, the suspect approached his victims,” said police spokesman LieutenantColonel Andre Traut.
He was arrested by the Western Cape Flying Squad, which was in the vicinity conducting crime prevention patrols. They responded after hearing gunshots and found the two victims already dead. The murder weapon, a 9mm pistol, was confiscated.
“The motive for the attack is unknown,” said Traut.
“The circumstances of the matter are under investigation and the suspect is due in court once he has been charged.”
On Facebook, locals were warned to stay away from the area.
Johnny Jaftha said: “Police vehicles everywhere as well as police helicopter circling overhead. Gun shots ringing out… Avoid area if you can, please.”