Gunmen go on city rampage

A WEEKEND reign of terror by heavily armed and ruthless gangsters in Port Elizabeth continued last night when a fourth victim of execution-style murders was shot dead. That murder came 24 hours after three suspected gangsters were forced to stop their car and shot in cold blood in front of horrified motorists and bystanders at a busy intersection near Port Elizabeth's beachfront.

The latest shooting occurred at about 6.30pm yesterday outside Livingstone Hospital in Stanford Road. Police said the same vehicle, believed to be a Volkswagen Golf, that was involved in the beachfront shooting on Saturday afternoon was seen picking up two suspected gunmen after last night's murder.

Witnesses told police that the victim, believed to be in his early 30s, was standing at the intersection of Ablett Street and Stanford Road in Korsten with two men.

One of the two men pulled out a gun and fired five shots at the man, hitting him four times – once in the arm, twice in the back and once in the chest.

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