- One person was killed in another tavern shooting in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria on Monday, 11 July
- Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with handguns opened fire in the crowded tavern and targeted a 33-year-old man, killing him
- The motive behind the shootout is unknown at this stage and police are investigating a case of murder
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PRETORIA - Another tavern shooting claimed the life of one person in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria on Monday, 11 July. There has been a string of random killings in taverns throughout the country recently that led to 23 deaths.
Three men wearing balaclavas with handguns opened fire in the crowded tavern. Police are searching for the suspects. Gauteng Police Spokesperson Dimakatso Sello told SABC News that the assailants fired into the air before approaching a 33-year-old man and shooting him twice.
The motive of the killing is unknown at this stage. Sello added that police are investigating a case of murder.
South Africans believe that tavern shootings are getting out of control:
“Minister of crime scene is on the way to address the community. Condolences.”
“Shootings and stabbings in taverns have been happening since forever. It's just that you people are now actively going out to find shooting incidents so you can post about them.”
“It’s getting out of control now.”
“We are under siege, why target taverns?”
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In a related matter, Briefly News also reported, that gangsterism and criminality are believed to be the reason for the deadly tavern shooting that claimed the lives of 15 people in the Nomzamo informal settlement in Orlando East on Sunday, 10 July.
Several other brutal tavern shootings took place at the weekend, leaving many injured or killed. Speaking to TimesLIVE, Violence Prevention Expert Gareth Newham believes that extortion could be a plausible motive behind the shooting.
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Source: Briefly News