While RUSA officers were combing the area for men fitting the description of the perpetrators, they came across a group of people standing around the body of a man who had sustained a single gunshot wound to his chest.
“A man known to the deceased informed RUSA officers that approximately 45 minutes earlier the victim left his residence to purchase cigarettes from a local tuck shop.
“Events leading up to his death are unclear. However, it is alleged that he may have been confronted and robbed by the suspects, who shot him before they fled towards the train station, where they also opened fire on security officers,” said RUSA.
Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala confirmed that a case of attempted murder and murder were being investigated by Verulam police.