Police Officer among four victims shot in Mhluzi

Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect following a horrific incident in which four people were shot in Mhluzi in the early hours of this morning.

One of the victims succumbed to his injuries while the other three were taken to hospital where they are fighting for their lives. Amongst them, is a female police Sergeant who was off-duty at the time of the incident.

Police were notified of this shooting which took place at Riverside Section in Mhluzi and upon arrival, they found a 39 year old male victim with bullet wounds on his upper body.

The man who has now been identified as Sipho Samuel Magagula, was unfortunately certified dead at the scene.

While still at the scene, police were further informed about three other victims who were also shot but taken to hospital for medical treatment.

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage.

Police believe that Bongani Willken Mkhomazi can assist them in their investigation and is therefore requested to urgently contact them.

The public is also urged to notify police of his whereabouts.

Anyone with information that can help in the investigation is requested to contact Detective Sergeant Trinity Masemola at 0832463552 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.

Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP.





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