Provincial Organised Crime detectives are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder after a family of four were killed, and one left injured, in a shooting incident on Thursday night [September 24] in Browns Farm in Philippi.

According to preliminary reports, two unknown gunmen forcefully entered a home in Makhosi Street then shot and killed three women aged 18, 30 and 69. An 11-year-old boy was also killed during the shooting. Another person who was injured in the shooting was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

“The SAPS 72-hour activation plan is in place and resources have been mobilised to trace and apprehend the perpetrators of the shooting,” SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said.

Anyone with information that could assist in expediting the investigation is urged to contact the police on 08600 10111 or via the MySAPSApp. All information received will be handled in strict confidence.

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