Four people found shot ‘execution-style’ in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

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Four people found shot ‘execution-style’ in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

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Mar 20, 2019Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, on Wednesday expressed her shock at what she called a senseless shooting of four young people in Port Elizabeth’s Walmer Township on Tuesday night, which left three dead and one woman fighting for her life at a local hospital.”It is alleged that on Tuesday, at about 22:30, Walmer police were patrolling in Yoyo Street in Walmer location when they saw four people lying in a field next to a gravel road,” described police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.”On closer observation, the members found that all four of them sustained gunshot wounds to their heads.”Two females, ages unknown, and one male, Sinethemba Dumezweni (23), from Walmer, were already dead while the fourth person –  a woman, age also unknown, was still alive.”She said that at this stage, the identity of the females are unknown and the victims were shot execution-style.”The motive for the ruthless killing is yet to be investigated. Police have ruled out robbery as a motive as their cellphones were found at the scene.”Port Elizabeth police appeal for assistance in solving fatal shooting in WalmerPolice are appealing to the community to assist them in identifying the deceased persons.”The surviving female was wearing a black top, blue jeans, a red cap and grey new balance takkies. The second victim was wearing a white T- shirt, black shorts and a pair of black Converse takkies while the third victim was wearing a black top, blue jeans and a pair of navy blue New Balance takkies,” said Capt Janse Van Rensburg.Upon hearing the news of the shooting, Lt Gen Ntshinga has instructed the mobilisation of the 72-hour Activation Plan.She said that the police and the communities should not tolerate such acts of violence.”I want these barbaric criminals behind bars and all resources including Crime Intelligence, forensic experts, and seasoned detectives to ensure that no intelligence, evidence and information that could ensure a successful arrest, is lost. To this end a dedicated team has been assigned to conduct this investigation,” added Lt Gen Ntshinga.Anyone who can assist police with their investigation is asked to contact D/Lt Col Willie Mayi on 082 697 5914 or may contact the nearest police station.”All information is strictly confidential and callers may remain anonymous.”Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

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