South Africa: Police Hunt Double Murder Suspect

press release

The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation in Port Elizabeth are on the hunt for a suspect who shot and killed two people in a tavern in New Brighton during the early hours of this morning, 26 October 2020.

It is alleged that at about 00:17 the two males aged between 30 and 35 and two females entered the tavern in Ferguson Road in New Brighton. They sat at a table in front at the bar counter. The unknown suspect approached the table and an argument erupted between the two males. The suspect pulled out a firearm and fatally shot both males. They were shot multiple times. It is further alleged that the argument emanated after the suspect didn't want them sitting at that table.

The deceased persons and the suspect are unknown at this stage. Police are investigating two cases of murder.

Anyone who can assist police in identifying the two victims as well as tracing the suspects is asked to contact Detective Lieutenant Colonel Willie Mayi on 082 697 5914 or their nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.

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