By Angie Nkuna
Giyani- Police in Giyani have launched a massive manhunt for an unknown suspect who went on a shooting spree killing two people instantly and injuring three.
This grisly incident occurred at a local tavern in Muxiyana village just outside Giyani town on Sunday midnight.
It is alleged that the suspect and the owner of the tavern got into an argument and patrons were suddenly appalled by the gunshots when the suspect was shooting randomly at them.
According to the Police preliminary investigations, the terrified customers took cover, but after the dust had settled, five (05) men aged between 20 and 40 were found lying down with serious gunshot wounds.
“Two died instantly and three were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“The names of the two deceased will be released as soon as their families have been notified.
“The suspect in this matter is still unknown and there is no arrest.
“Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect in this matter may contact Colonel Chris Mabasa at 082 469 0739 or the crime stop number 0860010111, or the crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station”, said L.T. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.
“The Saps Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Jan Scheepers was deeply saddened by this incident and he condemned this type of acts in the strongest terms, especially directed at the innocent people who went there to enjoy themselves.
“The General has further warned members of the community, including the liquor outlet owners to ensure that patrons are not carrying dangerous weapons including firearms in these areas. Should they notice this practice, they must report to their nearest Police Station immediately to prevent this type of incidents from happening”.