Reports have it that an unknown gunman opened fire at homeless South Africans outside a block of flats on Kerk Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg CBD.
From our gatherings, a group of seven homeless South Africans was the victims of the attack. It is said that the unknown gunman opened fire at the indigents after he asked them to leave the environs and they ignored him.
Confirming this incident, Police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubela narrated thus:
“The man told them to leave the place. When they refused, the man left and came back with a group of men … he asked them to leave and when they refused again, he opened fire.”
Meanwhile, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE (ER24) informed BuzzSouthAfrica that seven people were injured in the shootout and that two are in a critical condition.
ER24 said its paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after 12h15 and found local authorities already in attendance.
Upon closer inspection, the paramedics found a woman and six men lying outside the block of flats. They quickly assessed the patients and found that two were in a critical condition. The remaining five according to ER24, sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.
“Paramedics immediately treated the patients and provided the critically and seriously injured with advanced life support interventions.
“Once the patients had been treated, they were transported to various provincial hospitals for urgent care.
“The details surrounding this shooting are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations,” stated the EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.
Meanwhile, Hoedspruit SAPS has launched a massive manhunt for a suspect involved in a series of serious and violent crimes.
The Man in the picture above is Collins Ditseo Moagi. He’s 44-year-old and, is wanted for 3 counts of attempted murder which occurred on 6th August 2017 at De-Oaks Taxi.
BuzzSouthAfrica learned that Moagi was convicted and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for an attempted murder which occurred in 2005. But then, he was later released on parole.
According to the South African Police Service, Moagi resides at Balloon village, in Sekororo outside Tzaneen but frequently visits Tembisa in the Gauteng Province. He’s tall, medium built and dark in complexion.
Anyone with information which can lead to his arrest can contact Sergeant Kubayi on 071 602 0268, Sergeant Makola on 071 601 5174 or the nearest Police Station.
Alternatively, you can contact crime stop number – 0860010111 or the crime line SMS – 32211.