Four men shot dead on the same spot in Verulam in less than a month


Police are probing the murder of two men were shot dead in Verulam, on Monday morning.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, the men’s bodies were seen lying on Station Road in Canelands, They were shot multiple times.

She mentioned that the victims were believed to be around their 30’s.

Mbele said the reason for the killing was yet to be known.

Prem Balram of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) said their attention was called to the scene some minutes past 5am.

On arrival, the Verulam SAPS were in attendance. The body of the first victim was found lying in the centre of the road.”

He had sustained gunshot wounds to his head, chest and back.”

The second victim was found in a pathway approximately 300 meters away from the first victim. He was shot in the face and arm. Both men were declared deceased by paramedics.”

Balram said both victims are believed to come from Canelands.

Residents claimed that they did not see or hear anything.”

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