Two die in Flats shooting



December 1, 2016
Two die in Flats shooting

BRUTAL: Anthony Ward, 26, of Portlands was shot dead in a lane

A teenage boy and a young man were fatally wounded in a Portlands attack.

A 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were shot dead in an attack in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday night.

Police say the two, who live in Portlands, were attacked in a lane along Merrydale Avenue.

Anthony Ward, 26, died on the scene while paramedics rushed 14-year-old Lucien Claasen to a nearby hospital where he was placed on life support.

SAPS spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirms the incident.

“According to reports (on Tuesday) night at 11pm, a 26-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded while a 14-year-old was wounded.

“Cases of murder and attempted murder are under investigation. No one has been arrested as yet.”

A paramedic who was on the scene posted on Facebook yesterday: “Lucien was shot in the head and is currently on life support at Mitchells Plain District hospital.”

But a few hours later, a relative posted to confirm Lucien’s life support machine was switched off and the teen passed away.

Family member Ashraf Arendse posted: “On behalf of the family, just want to say shukran/thank you for all your prayers and du’ahs, sadly he didn’t make it and (we’ve) put off life support.”

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