Man shot dead out­side Ot­tery Hy­per

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - NOLOY­ISO MTEMBU

A MAN was shot dead and his com­pan­ion wounded dur­ing rush- hour af­ter­noon traf­fic out­side Ot­tery Hy­per­mar­ket yes­ter­day, af­ter ap­par­ently jump­ing out of their car and flee­ing on foot from peo­ple in a car which was chas­ing them.

Ma­jor traf­fic con­ges­tion re­sulted as ve­hi­cles were di­verted around the body of Nolan Lind­say, a 30-year-old fa­ther of one, which lay cov­ered in the road. His mother, Marilyn Paron, was cry­ing un­con­trol­lably at the scene, un­able to speak about the in­ci­dent.

One eye­wit­ness said: “They were run­ning away from a car and there was ran­dom shoot­ing. I saw two guys jump out of the car and run. The guys in the other car shot one in the back and an­other man in the head.”

Lind­say was shot in the head and died at the scene.

An­other wit­ness, a taxi op­er­a­tor, said the area was be­com­ing turf- war ter­ri­tory, with gangs from Hanover Park and Ot­tery fight­ing one an­other. “It is get­ting worse now. It hap­pens in broad day­light and shop­pers have to take cover.”

When Week­end Ar­gus ar­rived on the scene, a woman who iden­ti­fied her­self as a fam­ily friend said she’d re­ceived a phone call from a rel­a­tive no­ti­fy­ing her of the shoot­ing.

“We do not know what re­ally hap­pened. The po­lice have not told us any­thing.”

Po­lice have opened in­ves­ti­ga­tions into mur­der and at­tempted mur­der.

PIC­TURE: MICHAEL WALKER

SAD: Marilyn Paron, left, cries out­side the Ot­tery Hy­per­mar­ket where her son Nolan Lind­say was shot dead. With her is a rel­a­tive, Pamela Bouw­ers.

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