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By Faizel Patel

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Suspected Varados gang leader Leroy ‘Finch’ Brown gunned down while leaving gym

Leroy 'Finch' Brown was shot while leaving the Virgin Active gym in the west of Johannesburg.

Alleged Varados gang boss Leroy ‘Finch’ Brown has been shot dead in Florida, west of Johannesburg, in a suspected hit.

It is understood Brown was shot after leaving the Virgin Active gym on 14th Avenue in Constantia on Tuesday.

The scene of the shooting:


According to a source, two suspects got out of the vehicle they were waiting in and attacked the suspected gang leader.

“One got out of the car and shot him while he was exiting the parking lot. … the [other] one waited in a white Mercedes C200. After the hit was done, the [shooter] walked down to the car and that’s how they got away.”

Police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi confirmed the incident.

“The police in Honeydew are investigating a case of murder following the fatal shooting of a man at 14th Avenue.

“It is reported that on 21 November 2023, the victim was leaving the gym when accosted by two unknown coloured men. They fired several shots at the victim and he was declared dead on the scene. The motive of the shooting is unknown at this stage and no suspects have been arrested as yet,”

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Fast Guns gang leader

In January, 38-year-old leader of the notorious Fast Guns gang Keenen Sheldon Ebrahim was killed in an apparent hit.

Ebrahim was driving in a white Mercedes Benz when he was shot at by unknown suspects who were driving in a silver Jetta 6.

“It is alleged that the deceased lost control of his vehicle and hit the pavement. The paramedics were called to the scene and took the victim to the nearest medical care centre where he was certified dead,” police spokesperson Colonel Mavela Masondo said at the time.

The murder caused tensions among rival gangs in and around nearby Westbury.

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