South Africa 14.2.2017 12:02 pm

Tavern shooting claims life

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Police records show the troubled tiny settlement sees at least one or more incidents of gun violence per week.

According to the police record, police officers and paramedics responded to the shooting at the tavern and found the man, identified as Erick Ngomane, lying on a couch in a pool of blood in Angelo informal settlement, on the East Rand, Boksburg Advertiser reports.

He was certified dead on the scene after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. His girlfriend was rushed to hospital for treatment after she also sustained gunshot wounds.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. A murder and an attempted murder case have been registered. No arrests have been made.

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In another crime story, a man is being treated in hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his left leg in Angelo informal settlement on February 10.

According to the Boksburg police, the victim was standing outside his shack when a gunman known to him arrived and opened fire on him. He fired several shots, and one of the bullets hit the man as he was diving for cover.

Police are investigating an attempted murder case.

Based on police records, the troubled tiny settlement sees at least one or more incidents of gun violence per week, and it has the highest numbers of gun homicide compared to the other areas falling under the Boksburg policing precinct.

The records reveal that people who live in the area are many times more likely to be injured or murdered with a gun than people in other areas within the precinct.

Unemployment, illegal mining, illegal immigrants, substance abuse, poverty, poor policing and a host of other social issues are said to be the main contributing factors to crime in the area.

Caxton News Service

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