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Man shot in Kanana dies at Thembisa Hospital

The murders are a cause for concern for the Kanana community.

Community members notified the police after a body was found next to Kanana Primary in Kanana Ext 5 on February 11.

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The 22-year-old male was found next to the road with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

This is according to Sergeant Jacob Nhlongo, the spokesperson for the Rabie Ridge Police Station.

“We learned through our investigations and search that the deceased was carrying an illegal firearm, likely stolen from its owner.

“There was just one cartridge where the body was found, so it is unclear what happened.”

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Nhlongo added that Kanana has had problems with crime since the previous weekend.

“An adult was shot in the upper body at Kanana Ext 4 open field on February 5.

“He was taken to Tembisa Hospital where he remained until his death on February 10. The motivation behind the shooting remains unclear.

“On February 9, another body was discovered at the Kanana sports field.”

No arrests were made. Anyone with information may call 011 310 0410/20, 08600 10111, 112 or use the MYSAPS app.

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