15 people killed in a tavern, police on the lookout for suspects

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Police are on the look-out for unknown suspects following a random shooting incident at a local tavern in Nomzamo Informal Settlement, Orlando East. It is reported that on 10 July 2022 at about 00:30, a group of men armed with rifles and 9mm pistols entered the tavern and started shooting randomly at the patrons who were sitting inside.

Colonel Dimakatso Sello Gauteng Police said 23 people were shot, 12 of whom were declared dead on the scene, while 11 were rushed to a nearby hospital. Two more were later declared dead at the hospital”. Sello said the police opened 14 cases of murder and nine of attempted murder.

Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has condemned the incident and urged the team of detectives led by Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Crime Detection, Major General Mbuso Khumalo to pull out all stops in ensuring that the perpetrators are arrested and brought to book.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects is urged to report on the crime stop hotline at 08600 10111.

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