THE victim of a suspected gang-related shooting outside Greenacres Shopping Centre died from his injuries at Livingstone Hospital yesterday.
Police spokeswoman Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg yesterday named the victim as Xaivier Welcome, 21, of Gelvandale.
Welcome was critically injured shortly after suspected members of rival gangs in two separate vehicles stopped at the same set of traffic lights on Ring Road, while exiting Greenacres on Tuesday afternoon.
The occupants of the two vehicles immediately recognised each other and an occupant of one of the cars then produced a firearm and began to shoot at the people in the other car.
Welcome was shot after he exited his vehicle when the driver of that car reversed as the shooting started.
Janse van Rensburg said the initial attempted murder charges being investigated had now been changed to one of murder while two charges of attempted murder were also being investigated. – Shaun Gillham