Detectives from the South African Police Service in Despatch are searching for a gunman who fatally wounded a 42-year-old man last night, Friday, 19 April 2019 at about 20:00. It is alleged that the victim, who was at his residence in Butise Street, Khayamnandi, Despatch when someone knocked on his front door. The victim opened the door and stepped outside. A few minutes later multiple shots could be heard and the 42-year-old man was found lying on the ground. The suspect fled from the scene in an unknown vehicle. Police were called to the scene and they are investigating a case of murder. The motive for the murder is not yet known. The name of the victim will be released after formal identification was completed by his next-of-kin.
Anyone who might be able to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect is requested to contact Despatch detectives on 0824417900, 041 933 8800 or Crime Stop 08600 10111. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated strictly confidential.