GQEBERHA - SAPS Humewood detectives are appealing to residents in central to assist them in tracing a suspect who fatally shot a male and injured a female during the early hours of yesterday morning, 2 April 2022.
It is alleged that on the mentioned date at about 04:00, a group of young adults were standing at the corners of Parliament and Lawrence Streets in central when an unknown male approached them and started to make a nuisance of himself. When he refused to leave, an argument started between the group and the unknown person. The ruckus then became physical when one person from the group slapped the intruder. The person then left and returned minutes later with a firearm. He started shooting at the group. Abongile Mgu (22) sustained fatal injuries while a 21-year-old female was shot once in the abdomen. The suspect then ran away.
The injured were rushed to hospital however Abongile Mgu succumbed to his injuries. It is further alleged that the group of young men and women are university students.
Police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder and is appealing to anyone who may know the suspect or his whereabouts to contact D/Const Ridwaan Baatjies at SAPS Humewood on 073 130 3018 or 041 504 5019 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.
Source: South African Police Service