CNS Reporter/Ischke de Jager
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8 Jun 2015
12:00 pm

Man shot dead by colleague at work function

CNS Reporter/Ischke de Jager

A man was shot dead by one of his colleagues after a fight broke out between the two during a work function in the Hughes area of Boksburg, on the East Rand, at the weekend.

The scene of the shooting in the Hughes area of Boksburg. Pic: Boksburg Advertiser

According to the Boksburg North police spokesperson, Lieutenant Juanita Coetzer, the male suspect pulled out a gun and fired three shots at the victim about at about 1.15pm on Saturday, Boksburg Advertiser reported.

Police were called out and found the body of the victim lying in the street outside the company’s premises.The man was declared dead on the scene.

“The suspect ran away after the shooting, and police gave chase. Boksburg North police members caught the suspect at Ravensklip Train Station,” said Coetzer

The suspect was arrested and detained at the Boksburg North Police station. Investigations into the murder are ongoing.

This after a woman was shot dead, allegedly by her ex-fiancé, while at work in the east of Pretoria in April.

The 33-year-old administrative clerk at Cura Health Insurance, on Rubenstein Drive, was about an hour into her workday when she was killed.

According to an eyewitness, the man arrived at the office on a motorcycle at about 9am. He apparently asked for the woman at reception, and when she walked down the staircase, he pulled out a firearm and shot her.

– Caxton News Service