Diep River detectives initiate probe after three men killed in informal settlement in Southfield

CAPE TOWN - Diep River detectives have opened murder dockets for investigation after three men were shot and killed on Wednesday evening in an informal settlement in Southfield.

Reports indicate that Diep River police were called out to the scene where they found the three victims with gunshot wounds lying face down on the ground. The victims aged 42, 43 and 47 had been shot in the heads. Information gathered on the scene suggested that a group of armed suspects with flashlights stopped their vehicles close to the crime scene at 22:00, approached the victims on foot and fired several shots. The suspects subsequently fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. The motive for the murders is yet to be determined as investigators continue with the investigation.

An appeal is hereby made for any person with information that could assist the police investigation to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

South African Police Service