Friday, April 27, 2007

Two taxi-related shooting incidents in Philippi

By Tando Mfengwana
27 April 2007


A 39-year-old man from Khayelitsha was shot dead whilst sitting behind the wheel of his taxi when an unknown vehicle drove past him, last night.

Several shots were fired, one of which hit him in the head. The assailants’s sped off and are still at large.

The deceased passed away on the scene.

Police spokesperson Billy Jones says in another incident two boys aged seven and eight, were wounded by stray bullets when occupants of an unknown vehicle opened fired at a taxi driver in from Philippi-East.

Police spokesperson Superintendent Billy Jones says a 28-year-old man was also sitting behind the wheel of his taxi, and he was shot and wounded in his leg and arm at the intersection of Stock and Lansdowne roads.

The boys were passengers in a passing car. The suspects also sped off and are still at large.

The motives for the incidents, as well as whether the two incidents were linked, are being investigated.

Anyone with information cab contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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