A foreign shop owner was shot and killed in cold blood in full view of his wife and brother in his shop in Kestell, Free State.
According to police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring, the shooting took place on Tuesday, 4 January 2022, at about 19:45.
“An unknown man allegedly shot and killed a foreign shop owner at Extension 5, Phahameng near Kestell. The victim was shot in front of his wife and brother, the suspect fled on foot,” Mophiring said.
He said it is alleged that an unknown man wearing a face mask was seen earlier visiting the Supermarket owned by the foreign national at Extension 5.
The man came back for the second time armed with a firearm and allegedly shot the shop owner without any demands.
“The police and ambulance officials were summoned to the scene. During the inspection of the body, the shop owner was found with two bullet wounds on his upper body.
“Later, three empty cartridges and one projectile were found inside the shop. Other relevant stakeholders were activated and police are on the lookout for the suspect,” Mophiring said
Police are investigating a case of murder.
Any person with information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect can contact the Kestell police on 0824668809, (058) 653-8213/8201, Crime Stop 08600 10111 or MySapsApp.