UPDATE: Three gunned down in shooting in Kleinskool

Picture: Gareth Wilson
Picture: Gareth Wilson

Police in Bethelsdorp have opened three cases of murder after the bodies of three males, aged 18, 20, and 22-years-old were found at a house in Potgieter’s Grounds in Kleinskool.

Police received an anonymous call this morning about the shooting.

It is alleged that the back door of the house was kicked open and entrance was gained.

Their bodies were found shortly after 9am inside a house.

Residents further alleged  that between 10pm and 11pm last night they heard gunshots being fired.

The three deceased victims were found lying at the front door and sustained multiple bullet wounds.

The identity of the victims cannot be released as their next of kin have yet to be notified.

One of the deceased, the 20-year-old, is the owner of the house.

At this stage there is no indication that the shooting is gang related however the investigation is continuing.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have information relating to the murders to contact Lt Col Dawie Scholtz on 082 319 8673 or Capt Rio Kriel on 082 442 1303.

Any information supplied to police will be treated as strictly confidential.



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