Diep River Police are investigating the murder of a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed at a petrol station in Plumstead on Tuesday night.
A Daily Voice source, who was on the scene at the time, said the victim had pulled into the Victoria Road BP petrol station in a white Ford Bantam bakkie at 7.30pm.
An unidentified gunman then approached him and shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene in an unknown vehicle.
“It looked like he came there to meet somebody because he did not park by the pumps or by the shop,” says the source.
“There was another man standing there who guided him into the station and when he stopped, the other guy just walked up to him and shot him.
“I later heard the guy that was shot stayed in Lavender Hill and was an eyewitness to a shooting by the Junky Funkys, so they probably wanted to take him out before he could say anything to the cops or maybe to a rival gang.
“This whole war with the gangs is really getting out of hand, nobody is safe and even friends are turning on each other.
“I mean this bra was called to the station and told to park in the spot where he was shot. If that can happen just like that, then it can mos happen to anybody and at any time.”
The manager of the store at the BP garage and the petrol attendants refused to comment on the incident.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg confirmed the shooting and said:
“Diep River Police were called to the crime scene at a local filling station in Victoria Road, Plumstead, where they found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.
“He was declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel. body.copy.three...: “A murder case docket was opened for investigation.
“The suspect/s fled the scene and are yet to be arrested.”