CCTV footage circulating since yesterday evening shows the hail of bullets emptied into a BMW at a filling station in Kenilworth, Cape Town, by two armed assailants with handguns.
The incident reportedly took place at about 6.45pm on Saturday.
Although the footage below is not graphic, it may still disturb sensitive viewers.
The Caltex garage next to McDonalds (Kenilworth Centre). These guys didn't come to play. I feel sorry for the people filling up their cars who had to witness this. I'd be traumatised for a long time. pic.twitter.com/VrHoTkAt5v
— Quinton Mtyala (@mtyala) April 6, 2019
An unidentified 46-year-old man was killed in what is suspected to be a gang-related hit and four men have since been arrested following the incident.
Police have revealed the assailants fled in a hijacked gold Toyota Avanza.
In a police statement, Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said that members of the Cape Town K9 Unit pursued the suspects, which resulted in a shootout and a high-speed chase that ended in Jakes Gerwel Drive in Goodwood.
The suspects were found to be aged 20, 25, 29 and 35.
“Two unlicensed 9mm pistols, believed to be the murder weapons, were confiscated. Investigations revealed that the getaway vehicle was hijacked in Kleinvlei,” Traut said.
“The possibility that the incident is gang related cannot be ruled out and the circumstances surrounding the matter are under police investigation.”
The four suspects were expected to make a court appearance on charges of murder, attempted murder, the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and the possession of a hijacked vehicle.
Four suspects have been arrested following this hit in Kenilworth Cape Town late yesterday afternoon. A 46-year-old man, believed to be a gang member, was shot dead. Two illegal firearms and a hijacked car recovered. #CrimeWatch pic.twitter.com/o7UnSOoulJ
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 7, 2019