Eastern Cape police have activated a 72-hour mobilisation plan to track down four armed suspects who murdered four people and injured five others in Bethelsdorp, Gqeberha in the early hours of Thursday.
According to Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana the nine victims were sitting with other people in a garage when two cars came and stopped at the hose where the people were sitting. Four armed suspects got out of the cars allegedly wearing masks entered the gate and separated the people who were sitting in the garage. The suspect began shot the nine victims before fleeing the scene.
Four of the victims whose ages are not identified yet were declared dead on the scene while the other five aged between 29 and 31 were rushed to the nearby hospital to receive treatment. Kinana said the circumstances and motive for the deadly shooting is under investigation. No arrest has been made thus far.
The police have appealed to anyone with information that can help arrested the four-armed suspects to come forward with the information. Members of the public with information can contact their nearest police station or contact the crime stop number 08600-10111.
This incident follows a deadly shooting that happened on Sunday evening where six people were shot and killed in the Taiwan informal settlement in Khayelitsha.
Source: News24, Eyewitness News, Herald Live, image from Herald Live