Two young men have been killed after a fight broke out between gang rivals in at Mjindini Trust in Barberton, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga has said.
“It is said that the incident occurred on Friday morning, 14 October 2022 around 08h30 am as a group of people were on their way to dig a grave in preparation for a funeral,” said SAPS spokesperson Selvy Mohlala in a statement.
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SAPS MPUMALANGA: GANG FIGHT ENDS IN TWO MURDERS
According to SAPS Mpumalanga, a group of about 20 people was heading to a graveside to dig a grave as part of the preparation for the funeral, when the gang fight allegedly broke out.
“It is said that before they could reach the graveside a scuffle broke out where shots were fired. Some of those who were present are said to have ran for cover however when the dust settled, two young men were sadly down,” Mohlala added.
One person died immediately in the midst of the gun violence, while the other succumbed to their wounds in a hospital.
“The two are yet to be identified by their families. The age of one of the victims is 18 meanwhile the other victim’s age is yet to be determined,” Mohlala also said.
Two cases of murder have since been opened, but no arrests have been made yet.
“Police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the suspect(s) to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous”SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson Selvy Mohlala
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