Three die in new Brighton shootings

GunWThree people were killed in separate shooting incidents in New Brighton yesterday.

Two shootings happened within hours and within 100m of each other– with the last shooting taking place about 3km away.

The police are puzzled about the motive for the shootings as nothing was stolen.

In the first incident, a 25-year-oldman’s body was found behind a house in New Brighton.

The man, whose identity is not being made known until police track down his family, was found with a bullet wound in his abdomen in Aggrey Street – about 500m from the police station.

Police spokesman Constable Mncedi Mbombo said they had received a report of the shooting at about 10am.

He said the time of the shooting was unknown.

By 1.30pm another man had been shot dead while driving in Dora Street, less than 600m from the police station and 100m from where the first victim was found.

Mbombo said a group of men had opened fire on the vehicle.

“The vehicle veered off the road and hit a house in Ferguson Road. The driver died en route to hospital,”he said.

The man’s identity is also being withheld until his family have been informed.

The third shooting happened at3pm in Tsotsobe Street, about 3kmaway from the first two.

Mbombo said a man had been shot in the head and back by an unknown number of attackers.

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