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Menlyn Maine shooting: Altercation ends in horror for victim [video]

Police confirmed the suspect is in custody and will appear on murder charges soon.

menlyn maine shooting

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The video contained in this article is of a shooting that took place at Menlyn Maine shopping centre. It is of a very graphic nature and viewers’ discretion is strongly advised.

A man believed to be in his mid-40s has been placed under arrest and charged with murder after he allegedly executed a victim at the parking lot of the Menlyn Maine shopping centre.

What happened at Menlyn Maine?

As reported by Pretoria Rekord, the incident took place at the Menlyn Maine centre on Monday morning. Police spokesperson, Brig Mathapelo Peters revealed that the shooting was the result of an altercation that took place between two groups of people.

“Preliminary reports further indicate that the suspect retreated to his vehicle and returned with a firearm, fired more than one shot and the man who was attempting to defuse the situation was hit,” Peters added.

Video footage of the Menlyn Maine shooting soon circulated on social media, showing the final moments of the victim’s life.

The footage you will see below is of a very graphic nature. Viewers’ discretion is strongly advised.

What we know about the suspect

The victim, according to Peters, died about 15 minutes after EMS medics tried to resuscitate him on the scene. There is not much information about the suspect, except that he is a 45-year-old male.

The motive is tied to the altercation, it’s believed. However, investigators still have a lot of puzzles to piece together in solving this one.

“The arrested suspect will appear in the Pretoria magistrate’s court soon, on a charge of murder,” Peters revealed.

The parking lot of the Menlyn Maine shopping centre has been cordoned off for forensic inspection, since the shooting. The group that was with the suspect has not been identified as they are officially eyewitnesses of an active murder investigation.