A shooting took place near the Soshanguve Crossing Shopping Center, where a man popularly known as Themba Ngobe was fatally shot on Monday. It’s understood he was driving alone in his grey Mercedes Benz on the Ruth First Road when he was shot at.The victim lost control of his car before it crashed onto a vegetable stall next to the road. Eyewitnesses say they heard loud gunshot noise around midday.

One of the witnesses says he saw two men carrying rifles shooting at the victim’s vehicle before jumping into their getaway black Mercedes Benz. The suspects sped off immediately after the shooting. Family members who were at the scene cried uncontrollably as police and forensic experts were removing the victim’s lifeless body from his vehicle. A bullet-riddled car was found at the crime scene before it was towed.

The road has been closed as forensic experts continue to comb the scene while onlookers kept taking pictures and videos. A police helicopter was seen hovering over the crime scene. Police have urged members of the public to come forward if they have any information regarding the shooting incident. This is the sixth fatal shooting incident to take place in Soshanguve and Mabopane in just one month.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo says, “Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help in the investigation or assist apprehend the suspects to please call the nearest police station or call crime stop on 08600 10111.”

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