GQEBERHA – Police in Gqeberha have immediately implemented the 72-hour activation plan as they hunt for suspects involved in the murder of three men and the attempted murder of two others during the early hours of this morning, in Walmer location.

According to police information, it is alleged that at about 03:23 this morning, SAPS Walmer attended to a complainant of a shooting in Sigcawu Street. On arrival, members found three males lying in the road with multiple gunshot wounds. A wounded man, aged 35, was sleeping in his shack and on hearing the gunshots, woke up and as he stood up, he was shot in his left leg. A second injured male, aged 18, was also found further down the road with gunshot wounds in his left leg and shoulder.

It is further alleged that the three deceased persons and the 18-year-old injured victim were standing outside a gate in Sigcawu Street when a white Quantum minibus approached and started firing shots at them.

One deceased was identified as Lonwabo Makeleni (29) from Songololo Street in Walmer location while the identity of the other two deceased persons are not yet known. They are aged between 18 and 20.

The motive for the shootings are yet to be established and suspects are unknown at this stage. Police investigations continue.

Police are appealing to residents in Walmer location to assist them with information in their investigation in tracing the suspects or may have any information relating to the incident or may help in identifying the deceased, to contact Detective Sergeant Lindile Mlaza at SAPS Walmer on 082 075 7186 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.

Source: South African Police Service

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