Cape Town – The leader of the notorious Fast Guns gang was reportedly shot dead in an alleged “revenge murder” on Thursday.
Reports alleged that Keenen Sheldon Ebrahim, 38, was shot and killed before 16:00pm on William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg.
According to police spokesperson Colonel Mavela Masondo the deceased was driving in a white Mercedes Benz, when he was shot at by the suspects who were driving in a Silver Jetta 6, reported The Citizen.
It was believed that the murder of the Fast Guns gang leader would likely cause tensions in the community and with other rival gangs, the report said.
Masondo, however, said that the motive of the killing could not be confirmed.
A “Fast Guns”
leader was shot dead on the West Rand today. Yesterday, a friend of his was also shot dead. There are now fears of reprisal attacks. Viral messages are asking residents of Westbury, Newlands and Eldorado Park to be on their guard- fearing more gang violence. pic.twitter.com/ugid81q68F
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 23, 2023
A friend of the deceased was allegedly gundown the day before Ebrahim was killed and the community of Westbury was now in fear of reprisal attacks, wrote Yusuf Abramjee in a tweet.
Meanwhile, a resident who declined to be named claimed that the shooting was revenge for the murder of a boy in Westbury last week, News24 reported.
“An innocent boy was killed last week in Westbury. That is the cause of the [gang] rivalry we are witnessing now. They’re still shooting in Westbury. It’s like a warzone now. I would not advise anyone to drive into Westbury because it’s volatile at the moment” the report quote the neighbour as saying.
He said that shootings had been happening in Westbury between rival gang groups and innocent people were getting killed, adding that last week an innocent lady and boy were killed, the report said.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe