Cape Town – South African Police Service (SAPS) says that a taxi-related motive cannot be excluded after two deceased bodies with gunshot wounds were found in Victoria Road, Camps Bay on Wednesday afternoon.
According to police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident were still under investigation.
He said that the police arrived on the scene after receiving a complaint.
“Upon arrival at the scene at around 15:40 in Victoria Road, they found the body of an unknown man who sustained gunshot wounds to his body,” Swartbooi said.
“Further inspection of the surrounding area indicated the body of a second unknown man who also sustained gunshot wounds. Both victims were declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel,” he added.
He also divulged that the perpetrators fled the scene.
“The unknown suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. The possibility that the motive is taxi related cannot be excluded and will as such be investigated,” he said.
“Camps Bay police are investigating two counts of murder,” Swartbooi added.
An alleged bystander took to Twitter to share with his followers that he and a friend had been present at the scene, alleging that his friend died instantly after being hit by a stray bullet. Police did not confirm this as the situation is still under investigation.
Shooting happened right in front of us at campsbay and my colleague a fellow photographer got a stray bullet to the head. He died on the spot. SHOCKING
— Adonkhe (@TheBoyDAD) October 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Aron Hyman, an investigative journalist for TimesLive, alleged that the incident was taxi-related.
Camps Bay Hit: Source information suggests the hit was result of a pirate taxi from the Cata taxi association which infringed on the Camps Bay-Hout Bay route. Rival taxi association drivers complained to authorities about the taxi earlier in the day. Hours later, two shooters 1/2
— Aron Hyman (@aron_hyman) October 5, 2022
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin