East Rand woman shot dead in her home

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

A case of murder has been opened after a 36-year-old woman was shot dead in her home in Esther Park, Kempton Park, on the East Rand.

Sebenza police spokesperson Constable Sharon Tsotsotso said the woman came from work and ran herself a bath on Tuesday night. A few minutes later her nanny knocked on the door and asked if she was expecting anyone because a silver Toyota Yaris was hooting at the front gate, Kempton Park Express reported.

“The woman went outside to see who it was. The nanny told police the woman came back into the house to get her ID and the remote for the gate.

“As she opened the gate, a man in the left backseat of the car stuck his gun out of the window and shot the woman six times in her upper body. She died on the scene,” Tsotsotso said.

It is believed there were three suspects in the car. The motive for the murder is unknown.

Tsotsotso added the deceased’s children are staying with a family friend and counselling will be arranged for them by Sebenza police.

In a separate incident, a 43-year old man was shot dead in his home in Durban earlier this month.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said the man and his family were confronted by a number of armed men in their Westville home when he was then shot.

Zwane said that the men fled in a car and that cases of murder and armed robbery were investigated.

He said no arrests had been made. Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said the man, who had sustained a gunshot, was declared dead at the scene. He had died before paramedics arrived on scene.

– Caxton News Service


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