Two killed in ‘gang shooting’



May 18, 2016
Two killed in ‘gang shooting’

SCENE: Gershwin Petersen, 18, and Nigel Meyers, 29, gunned down in Elsies River. CREDIT: Leon Knipe

Two men were gunned down and another injured in a suspected gang shooting.

Two young men were shot dead and one man was injured in a suspected gang-related shooting in Elsies River.

Police are investigating a double murder and attempted murder after Gershwin “Saartjie” Petersen, 18, and Nigel “Muggie” Meyers, 29, were shot dead on Monday.

The third person was rushed to hospital.

It’s alleged gunmen opened fire on the men from a car in 12th Avenue in Leonsdale, Elsies River.

Police sources told the Daily Voice the men are linked to the Bad Boys gang in the area.

Spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says the matter is under investigation.

He says: “A shooting incident at about 1.30pm where two victims were fatally wounded and a third one injured is under investigation.

“Both were declared deceased on the scene.

“The third victim was wounded and had been transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

“A double murder and attempted murder case was opened for investigation.

“It is unknown what the motive for the attack was and the possibility that it can be gang related will be investigated.”

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