Enver Wessels
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18 Feb 2017
3:05 pm

Two bodies found between flats in Westbury following shooting

Enver Wessels

Last year, fed-up residents took to the streets to demand for police intervention in the fatal Westbury shooting incidents in the suburb.

In 2016, community members from Westbury and surrounding areas march to the Sophiatown police station over the recent killings in the area. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Westbury, or “Die Kaas” as the area is known locally, was the scene of another shooting on Thursday, February 16, reports the Westside-Eldos.

The area has seen numerous fatal shootings over the years, with residents getting fed up with the senseless violence.

Last year saw fed-up residents taking to the streets demanding for urgent intervention from the South African Police Service. Whether the gun violence is gang-related or a turf war between rival dealers, innocent lives were caught in the crossfire and many deaths caused as a result.

ER24 paramedics responded to a scene between the flats in Westbury on Thursday where the bodies of two men, believed to be in their early twenties, were found.

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The men suffered fatal gunshots and were declared dead on the scene. No other injuries or fatalities were reported and local police are investigating these latest deaths.

Caxton News Service

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