A 72-hour mobilization plan has been activated to locate, pursue and arrest four murder suspects who opened fire on a group of people in Bethelsdorp, Gqeberha, after midnight on Wednesday, killing four and wounding five others.
According to police, the nine victims were sitting with others in a garage when two cars pulled up in front of the gate of the house.
Four unidentified men with covered faces entered through the gate.
They reportedly separated the group of people before opening fire on the nine victims.
Four people – their ages are unknown – died at the scene. Five others, between the ages of 29 and 31, were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. Four cases of murder and five cases of attempted murder were recorded. No arrests were made.
The SA Police Service urged anyone who might have information that could lead to the suspects’ arrest to contact the nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600-10-111 to call.
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