UPDATE: One dead, two injured following an alleged hit on President Fouche Drive (VIDEO)

Police and paramedics on scene.

UPDATE: 19:57

Following the shooting earlier this afternoon, a private security company has revealed in a statement that the vehicle used to commit the crime as well as the suspected murder weapon have been discovered.

 

Burned down vehicle discovered in Allen’s Nek. Photo: BCI Security Facebook

 

According to BCI Security’s Facebook page, shortly after the crime, a resident informed a reaction officer of a vehicle on fire in an open veld near Christiaan de Wet Road in Allen’s Nek.

 

Burned down vehicle was allegedly used to commit the crime in Sharonlea. Photo: BCI Security Facebook

An investigation was conducted and a burnt down Mercedes-Benz resembling the model reported earlier was discovered. In the back seat of the vehicle, charred remains of an assault rifle were found.

Provincial police spokesperson Kay Makhubela has confirmed that the vehicle found by security officers is believed to be linked to the murder scene.

 

Charred remains of an assault rifle found by BCI reaction officers. Photo: BCI Security Facebook

“The firearm was also found at the scene where the vehicle was burnt and police believe it is the murder weapon. However, forensic tests will be conducted.”

Three suspects are still at large.

 

UPDATE: 15:38

A startled eye witness who saw the helicopter land said he was concerned about its’ presence.

His attention was then drawn to the BMW X5 that was riddled with gunshots.

He went on to say that he saw the body of the dead victim covered with what he described as a sheet that paramedics had placed on him.

 

BMW X5 riddled with bullets. Photo: Adeline van Son, Facebook

 

 

14:50

One man has been confirmed dead following a shooting on the corner of Malibongwe and President Fouche Drive this afternoon.

According to police, the man was driving on President Fouche Drive in his BMW X5 with two occupants towards Malibongwe Drive when a Mercedes-Benz with three suspects overtook the BMW and blocked its path.

One suspect then exited the vehicle and fired shots at the victim from the side window and windscreen.

 

The BMW X5 riddled with bullet holes. Photo: Intelligence Bureau SA Facebook

 

Of the two injured, one has been confirmed to be the man’s wife.

 

Video: Shaad Jardine, WhatsApp

 

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Honeydew police spokesperson, Captain Balan Muthan said the grouping of the shots was a clear indication that the driver was a target.

 “The driver passed away on scene from his injuries while a female and an elderly male who were also in the car were rushed to hospital. We are not sure if this was a hit or hijacking,” said Muthan.

 

 

The shooting incident on the corner of Malibongwe and President Fouche Drive.

 

 

 

 

**Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correct previously incorrect information pertaining to the woman’s injuries. Randburg Sun apologizes for the error.

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