It is with great sadness that we bring to you the news of a mass shooting that took place in Kwazakhele, South Africa, on Sunday, 12 February. The shooting resulted in the loss of four lives and several others left injured. This tragic incident has shaken the community and left many with heavy hearts. In this post, we aim to provide a comprehensive update on the events that took place and the ongoing investigation. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of reporting crimes and working together to make our communities safer.
FOUR LIVES LOST IN HEARTBREAKING SOUTH AFRICAN MASS SHOOTING
A tragedy struck the community of Kwazakhele on Sunday, 12 February, as four individuals lost their lives in a mass shooting at a residence. According to reports, the incident occurred at around 00:45 in the morning, when a woman alerted the nearby SAPS patrol team of the shooting in Nomjila Street. Upon arrival, the team found four people, including three women and one man, fatally wounded, and several others injured.
EYEWITNESSES REVEAL DETAILS OF THE SHOCKING INCIDENT
According to eyewitnesses, a group of six women and five men were partying and consuming alcohol inside and outside the house when three unknown men approached them and began shooting. The owner of the house, a 28-year-old individual, was among those killed in the gruesome attack.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE TRAGIC INCIDENT
The South African Police Service’s New Brighton has opened cases for four counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder. The motive behind the murders is currently under investigation, and no arrests have been made yet. The Provincial Organized Crime Investigation in Gqeberha is leading the investigation into the case.
HELPING TO FIGHT CRIME: HOW TO REPORT A CRIME
As a member of the community, you can play a role in the fight against crime by reporting any criminal activity that you become aware of. You can report it anonymously to the police by calling Crime-stoppers at 086 00 10111. In an emergency, you can call the emergency police number 10111 from a landline or 112 from a cell phone. If you are a witness to a serious crime and fear for your own or your family’s safety, you can apply for witness protection.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrific mass shooting.
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