Monday, January 28, 2008

Athlone Man dies during shoot-out

By Tina George
28 January 2008

A Athlone man was fatally wounded and another injured during a shooting incident in the area on Sunday evening.

According to police this follows after an unknown vehicle drove pass and fired several shots at the two men while they were stationed in their green Mercedes Benz.

“The driver, Ebrahim Hardien, sustained gunshot wounds to his head, chest and back and died on the scene while the other passenger was wounded in the head and back,” says police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn.

The 25-year-old male passenger was taken to a nearby hospital and is in a stable condition.

“The incident is believed to be gang-related and a case of murder and attempted murder has been opened for investigation," says Steyn.

The suspects fled the scene in a black vehicle and are still at large.

Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer, Inspector Mark Vermeulen at the Athlone Police Station on (021) 697 9200.


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