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Second double murder in a week in PE northern areas

PORT ELIZABETH, July 29 – Police in Port Elizabeth are investigating another double murder case and three of attempted murder following a shooting in the city’s northern areas, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said two people were killed and three others were wounded in a shooting on Friday night in Windvogel.

“It is alleged that at about [9pm] last night [Friday], a group of males were standing talking and drinking in 2nd Street in Windvogel when a white LDV bakkie approached them. According to police information, the vehicle stopped next to the group, the passenger alighted, and started firing at them,” said Naidu.

David Kokora, 26, a Dustlife gang member, and Aartjie Kok, 23, were shot dead and three other people, aged 23, 29, and 39, were wounded. Naidu said among the injured was an off-duty policeman.

The shooter was unknown and police were investigating two cases of murder and three of attempted murder. No arrests had yet been made.

Police were believed to be on high alert on Friday night after a spate of shootings were reported around the city’s northern areas. Gun shots were heard in the Malabar informal settlement area and it was reported that a murder had taken place.

This was the second double murder case reported in the city’s northern areas this week. On Thursday night two gang members – Hillerion Jacobs, 27, and Dane Oosthuizen, 27 – were shot dead in a drive-by shooting along Standford Road.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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