Ernie lastig Solomon the 28s gang boss was shot dead after the BMW he was travelling in was bumped by another vehicle in Boksburg.
The 28-year-old man, from Cape Town was killed in a shooting that happened in Boksburg, on the East Rand, around 8am.
Explaining the incident, Capt Kay Makhubele who is the Gautend police spokesperson said: Solomon was shot dead after the BMW he was travelling in was bumped by another vehicle
“The Ford Ranger stopped in front of the BMW, two men came out of the Ford Ranger armed with firearms and started shooting at the car. One died at the scene and three were airlifted to hospital. Among the injured people one is a child,”
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He went further to say that the suspects abandoned the Ford Ranger at the scene and fled in a getaway car, which has also been identified as a Ford.
He said the motive for the shooting is unknown and cases of murder and attempted murder are under investigation.
A photo spread on social media on Friday shows that Solomon fell behind the wheel of a BMW, still fastened. He was wearing low-quality brown shorts.
In a statement, Netcare 911 said its team responded to the shooting. “Reports from the scene indicate that four occupants of a light motor vehicle were shot dead,” the statement said.
“Doctors assessed the adult male driver who was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Medics assessed an adult male driver who had sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased on the scene.
“Two children believed to be approximately 15 years old had sustained serious injuries as well as a baby believed to be approximately a year old. Netcare 911 and Halo air ambulances airlifted two of the children to hospital.
“The third child was rushed to hospital privately. Circumstances leading up to the incident will be investigated by the relevant authorities.”
The police has released their contacts should anyone who may have information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects, please call the nearest police station or the Department for Stopping Crime at 08600-10111.
Solomon, the 28-year-old leader, and his son survived a shooting in Houston, Hermanston, in May. The controversy that led to the coup attempt was the control of a rabbit smuggling route from Claymond and Cape Agulhas’s poaching area to Cape Town harbor.