Police in Lwandle have started looking for the culprit who shot and murdered a bystander at a braai stand in Khayelitsha and injured another person.
The 42-year-old victim was killed on August 25 in front of a Lwandle hostel on Vulindlela Road at around 7:30 p.m., according to police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk.
“An unidentified culprit shot the victim, a resident of Khayelitsha, many times in the head and upper body while he was with three pals. He died from his wounds.
A 39-year-old female witness who was a bystander was shot in the leg and sent to the hospital for treatment, according to Van Wyk.
He continued, “Information gathered at the site verified that the shooter alone shot the deceased and not any of his associates.
Circumstances around the case are still under investigation and the motive for the killing is yet to be established.
Meanwhile, detectives arrested 483 wanted suspects on charges related to murder, attempted murder, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, house robbery, burglary, sexual offences and possession of drugs during Operation Vutha Hawe on Friday.
“Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile, has commended the unrelenting efforts of all police officials involved in all operations and the communities for their involvement in the fight against crime,” Van Wyk said.
Anyone with information regarding the Lwandle murder or who is aware of the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Captain Lenny Pillay at (079) 894-0119 or (021) 845-2060. You may also call Crime Stop at (086) 0010 111 or text the word “crime” to 32211 to remain anonymous.