- Video footage of the deadly Melville shooting has emerged
- In the CCTV clip, a black BMW SUV is seen driving slowly past the restaurant before the occupants open fire
- Social media users have weighed in on the situation in anger and horror
Footage of the horror New Year's Day shooting in Melville has emerged. CCTV cameras captured a black SUV driving past a restaurant and opening fire, leaving two dead and six injured. The video shows the fearful patrons taking cover from the hail of bullets.
The shooting took place outside Poppy’s restaurant in Melville. According to TimesLive, police confirmed that a BMW SUV was the vehicle in the footage. The occupants of the car had been sitting in the restaurant a short while before.
TimesLive spoke to a car guard named Gift Molaola who heard the gun shots. He added that his friend, who is also a car guard, was among the injured.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a paramedic who witnessed the aftermath of the scene, he revealed that the victims had been found on the pavement outside the popular venue.
The owner of Poppy's had issued the following statement, announcing that it would remain closed until police had concluded investigations:
"Poppy's management and staff are deeply saddened by this heart-rending incident and send their deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."
Social media users expressed their disbelief and anger at the footage released. Twitter user Mziziman said:
"If you were in court you’d have a difficult time coz it’s at night,what if the BMW isn’t black and it’s navy blue?"
"Show the plates so we can track him down."
"I think the restaurant owner/s must undergo police cross examination about the #Melville shooting. It’s so bizarre, it’s seems the shooter had no target but to upset business operations and to send a message."
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