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