An alleged foreign national was shot and killed in what appears to be a hit in the Highbury residential complex in Bryanston on Tuesday.
According to News24, the man was approached by two suspects, who shot at him with assault rifles.
The man was declared dead at the scene.
ANOTHER HIT !! Corner William Nicol and Grosvenor Bryanston. Crime scene. Victim shot and killed in his car. Looks like a hit. Stay away. Crime scene active. ???????????????? @MakeSAsafe @SAPoliceService – Tactical Response Team of the SAPS need to eradicate these criminals!
— Bluehawktactical (@Bluehawktactic1) April 9, 2019
Suspects in a BMW opened fire on a man with an R4 rifle in the Highbury complex in Bryanston. Victim believed to be of Eastern European descent. Suspects ditched their car and set it on fire. (@MandyWiener) pic.twitter.com/yTZHlnxSSH
— Team News24 (@TeamNews24) April 9, 2019
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo has confirmed to Sandton Chronicle that a 59-year-old man was shot and killed at a complex near Anslow Lane in Bryanston.
“Police have launched a manhunt for two armed suspects after a 59-year-old man was shot at about 11.30am,” said Masondo.
ER24 paramedics confirmed that the man was found lying in the parking area of the complex with sustained a gunshot wound to the head, just before 1pm.
It is alleged that the victim was entering the complex where he lives when he was approached by two armed suspects, who shot at him using rifles.
“The suspects fled the scene using a blue BMW. The getaway car was later discovered burnt about 5km away from the crime scene.”
He added that the motive for the murder is unknown at this stage, but they are appealing to the public to come forward with any information regarding this incident. Either contact your nearest police station or call the CrimeStop number on 086 000 10111.
Social media reports claim that this may be a hit, but this is yet to be confirmed by police.
Police confirmed that a case of murder had been opened and was being investigated.
Updates to follow as more information becomes available.