Body of man killed execution-style found in Hillbrow

GRISLY SCENE: On-lookers watch as pathologists attend to the scene of an execution-style murder near a restaurant in Hillbrow on 9 July. Photo: @crimeairnetwork.

The body of an unknown man with two bullet wounds in the head was discovered near a restaurant at the intersection of Claim and Smit Streets in Hillbrow.

Hillbrow police spokesperson Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo said the body was discovered at about 10 pm on 9 July and the man was certified dead on the scene. Police have launched an investigation to determine the possible motive for the murder. It is not known whether the execution-style killing was carried out by a lone gunman.

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“At this stage, there isn’t enough information since there were no witnesses, however, a murder docket has been opened,” said Zondo. “We are investigating the matter and request the community to come forward with information to assist the police [with their investigation].”

The suspect(s) are still at large.

Details: If you have any information about the incident, you can contact the Hillbrow Police Station on 011 488 6511.

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