Bishop Lavis police are searching for suspects who shot and killed a teenager execution-style.
The 18-year-old’s body was found near the train station yesterday morning.
Residents in the area say they heard three gunshots around 10pm on Sunday and the following morning the body of the teen was found.
“That was the only time there was a shooting and then on Monday night we were told about the body near the train station. I’m assuming he was killed at night.
“He is not from the area, he is from Clarke Estate. This seems to be a gang-related shooting. His family members who were on the scene shouted they knew he would end up dead,” a resident on the scene told the Daily Voice.
“The woman who was screaming said people threatened to shoot him, they were not really surprised that he was killed. And he told them that they were coming for him.”
The Bishop Lavis resident says the community was alerted about a body with bullet wounds in the head, lying in a gangetjie near the station.
“People then covered him up after people looked at him to identify him,” she adds.
“Someone recognised him and then called the family.”
Police spokesperson Andre Traut confirmed: “The circumstances surrounding a murder next to the railway tracks near to Bishop Lavis Train Station are being investigated after the body of an 18-year-old male was discovered at around 08.25am.
“The suspect is unknown and yet to be arrested.”