Man killed, four injured in three shooting incidents in northern areas

One person was killed and four were wounded in three separate shooting incidents in Port Elizabeth’s troubled northern areas at the weekend.

The murder victim, who remains unknown, died on Saturday night after being shot several times in the head in Korsten.

Two shootings happened within minutes of each other in Helenvale at about 8.15pm on Sunday.

According to police, two men – known to be part of a gang operating in the area – walked down Fitchard Street in Helenvale where they confronted another two standing outside a house.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said that as the two gunmen approached the house, they started shooting.

“[A] 35-year-old man was wounded in his thigh and right foot while [a] 20-year-old sustained gunshot wounds to his wrist and thigh.

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