Friday, November 23, 2007

Five dead in suspected gang-shooting in Athlone

By Nadia Samie
23 November 2007

Four people – including a woman – died on the scene at Block 28 in Kewtown, Athlone at approximately 8pm on Thursday night after 3 men opened fire in what is thought to be gang-related activity. A fifth died in hospital this morning and five others are reportedly injured in the attack.

It is speculated by community members that the shooting is linked to the execution-style shooting in Woodstock a few weeks ago, in which five people were killed, one of whom is believed to be from the Kewton area.

Police will not confirm if the incident is gang-related. Spokesperson Captain Elliot Sinyangana says that cases of murder and attempted murder have been opened for investigation. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact crime-stop on 08600-10-111.

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