Man dies in Len­tegeur shoot­ing

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - NEWS - LUKE FOLB

PO­LICE have opened a case of mur­der and at­tempted mur­der after a shoot­ing in Len­tegeur early yes­ter­day.

The al­leged drive-by shoot­ing hap­pened in Marigold Street at about 5.15am. A 20-year-old man was killed and two oth­ers, aged 20 and 24, were hurt.

Po­lice spokesper­son Sergeant Noloy­iso Rwex­ana said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the in­ci­dent.

“Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion, the vic­tims were sit­ting in front of a house when an un­known VW Golf stopped and (the oc­cu­pants) started to shoot at the vic­tims,” she said.

Len­tegeur com­mu­nity polic­ing fo­rum’s Anthea van der Vent said the com­mu­nity was “very up­set”.

“It’s be­come like a daily oc­cur­rence here with these shoot­ings and we are con­cerned for the youth be­cause it is very trau­matic for them and maybe this is why some of them turn to gangs.

“We do feel that more pres­sure needs to be placed on the SAPS and gov­ern­ment to in­ter­vene here.”

This shoot­ing fol­lows a spate of gun vi­o­lence in re­cent weeks.

Three peo­ple were shot dead ear­lier in the month in a drive-by shoot­ing on the cor­ner of Eisleben and Mor­gen­ster roads in Len­tegeur. A 23-year-old man was shot and killed at Eastridge Clinic in Mitchells Plain two weeks ago.

Ear­lier in the week, a 25-year-old man was shot dead in his car and another was wounded in a drive-by shoot­ing in Ep­ping. On Thurs­day, a 63-year-old man, his wife and two chil­dren had to be hos­pi­talised after an in­truder en­tered their home in Fac­tre­ton and opened fire.

The Kens­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Fo­rum has or­gan­ised a march to­day on Sun­der­land Street.

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