Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

Solly’s Place: Khayelitsha tavern shooting leaves one dead, four injured

western cape gang violenceReports that eight victims were killed in the shooting are not true, police confirm.

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The recent Khayelitsha tavern shooting has left loyal patrons of Solly’s Place in shock.

As reported by the Cape Argus, the popular tavern in Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, was targeted by an unknown suspect who, in the early hours of Sunday morning, somehow bypassed security at the door and sprayed bullets into the crowd.

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Khayelitsha tavern shooting: What happened at Solly’s Place?

Different accounts of the horrific events that took place at Solly’s spread like wildfire on social media. Reports claimed that it was a group of men that were responsible for the heinous act.

It was also alleged that eight people were killed. However, according to police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, some of the details that have been spread about the Khayelitsha tavern shooting are not true.

Rwexana confirmed that the police, at the moment, are only looking for one suspect. She also denied the rumours that eight people were killed. Instead, she added, investigators arrived at the scene of the crime and found one dead victim and four others injured.

“A 25-year-old man was fatally wounded while four other victims aged between 21 and 23-years-old were wounded and transported to a medical facility for treatment,” she added.

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Investigation hits a dead-end

The owner of the business could not be reached for comment. However, his staff have confirmed that the tavern has been closed indefinitely.

Until now, investigators have hit a dead-end in the investigation, as key witnesses have been reluctant to come forward with helpful information.

Alas, Rwexana has urged anyone willing to assist with the investigation to contact the Harare SAPS on 021-363 9000 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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