The shooting happened less than 24 hours after Yannivk Jacobs, 30, was shot and killed after opening the front door of her home in Steenbok Street in Gelvandale on Tuesday night.
The latest shooting unfolded along Standford Road, opposite an area known by locals as “Die Gaat”, in the centre of Helenvale, which is notorious for drug dealing and gang activity.
At the scene, the body of a man lay on the road while community members looked on. His body was not even cold before more shots rang out.
Police called for back-up and the vehicles rushed to another shooting nearby.
Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said it was alleged that a navy-blue golf with three occupants had been driving on Standford Road when the car broke down near Die Gaat.
Naidu said one occupant alighted and left in a taxi while the other two remained in the vehicle. A gold VW Golf allegedly stopped nearby and five occupants got out.
Naidu said two suspects approached the vehicle and started shooting. A 24-year-old man was shot in the neck and died on the scene, while a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times in his legs and was taken to hospital.
The Provincial Gang Investigation Unit is investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.
Earlier this month, Ruaan Willemse, 8, Deacon van Rooyen, 16, and Chadwin Calvert, 17, died in a hail of bullets in a house in Capulet Street in Booysens Park. Keenan Louw, 26, who was also in the house at the time, subsequently died in hospital.The motive for the attack is still unknown.
Meanwhile, a case of assault was registered at the Gelvandale Police Station after an African News Agency journalist was manhandled by a police officer at the scene of Wednesday’s shooting.
The journalist was taking video footage when the unidentified police officer grabbed her cellphone. The reporter had been filming the officer who was attempting to confiscate the camera of Die Burgerphotographer, Lulama Zenzile.
– African News Agency