Samaritan killed



May 31, 2016
Samaritan killed

MURDERED: Morné, 32. CREDIT: Supplied

The 32-year-old man was gunned down while trying to help a gunshot victim.

A man was shot dead while on his way to help another gunshot victim.

The 32-year-old man, known only as Morné, was visiting family in Kewtown, Athlone, when he was gunned down on Sunday afternoon.

A friend, 42, who was with him but does not want to be identified, says Morné was fetching his bakkie to transport another wounded gunshot victim to hospital.

The man says: “We heard gunshots around 3.30pm and Morné and I went to go check on our children because they were playing outside.

“When we arrived at that house the victim was lying inside with a gunshot wound to his leg.

“The people there asked Morné if he could drive [the victim] to the hospital and we walked back.

“I was walking a short distance away from him when a car pulled up and one of the occupants got out and opened fire on him.

“He shot Morné in the stomach twice and as he fell [the gunman] walked up to him and shot him in the head.

“Someone heard Morné tell [the gunman] he is not part of a gang or with them.”

Police spokeswoman Noloyiso Rwexana says a case of murder was opened for investigation.

“Upon arrival, [police] found a victim, 32-year-old male victim, with gunshot wounds to his body and head.

“No one has been arrested,” she says.

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