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Elderly man shot and killed in Middelvlei

Criminals attack elderly couple; wife survives ordeal.

On the night of 22 October when an elderly couple pulled into the driveway of their Middlevlei home they were met by intruders.

Just as they got out of their vehicle, they were shot at. Speculations are that the intruders had already been inside the house while the couple were away; this according to a close friend of the couple after speaking to the victim’s wife.

The elderly man lost his life after sustaining a fatal gunshot wound. Netcare 911 and other emergency services found the man lifeless on the scene and could not do anything to save him.

His wife fortunately was not shot but allegedly she was assaulted before reaching the safety of the house.

Netcare 911 states that “reports from the scene indicate that the shooting incident took place during a robbery” around 11pm.

Police says they will investigate the exact details of the incident.

The death of this elderly man is a great ironic tragedy as a close friend of the couple described him as generous person always willing to help people in need.

This incident is the third murder in the Randfontein area brought to the herald‘s attention since the beginning of October.

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