Fatal shooting incident in Mandalay under investigation

SAPS have implemented the 72-hour Activation Plan to bring to book those responsible for a shooting incident last night in Mandalay which left a 24-year-old female fatally wounded and seven others hospitalised. At around 20:20 occupants of a green Honda Ballade fired randomly at guests attending a birthday party at a residence in Montclair Drive Mandalay, and fled the scene. The eight victims aged between 5 and 26 were admitted to hospital where the 24-year-old female later succumbed to death.

While detectives are gathering evidence to determine the motive for this callous attack on these young people, the public is requested to come forward with information that can assist us with our investigation. Crime Stop can be contacted on 08600 10111 where your identity will be protected.

Additional operational forces have been deployed in Lentegeur policing precinct to stabilise the situation and to support the detectives with their investigation. These forces will remain in the area until we are satisfied with the progress of our operational endeavours.

Source: South African Police Service