Police are hunting a biker who shot and killed a man in a Muizenberg pub on Tuesday.
According to reports, Lance Truter was shot three times in the back while sitting by the bar of the Smoking Croaker at the Capricorn Beach Complex on Sanderling Road at 9.50pm.
A male resident said: “Lance stayed in one of the nearby flats and was a regular at the bar.
“(Tuesday) night he was sitting having a drink before the curfew at 10pm when a man walked up behind him and shot him three times before he ran out and jumped on a motorcycle and rode away.
“It all happened so fast that people did not even take note of how the man looked, but I am sure that the staff would have seen his face.”
When the Daily Voice visited the pub on Wednesday, a female employee said they had no comment and the venue was closed due to the shooting.
Various posts on Facebook paid tribute to Lance, nicknamed “Wire”, who was described as a loving father and loyal friend.
One post read: “RIP Lance Truter, you were one of my longest friends, grew up together, you were my neighbour, my party buddy, my Woolworths food buddy, our chef... My heart is broken my friend... I love you.”
Police spokesperson Andre Traut confirmed: “(Tuesday) night at around 10pm, a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in a bar in Muizenberg by a suspect who fled the scene on a motorcycle.
“The circumstances surrounding her incident are being investigated and the motive for the murder is yet to be determined.”