A second suspect is now being questioned by police for the brutal assassination of advocate Pete Mihalik (50). South African Police Services spokesperson, Noloyiso Rwexana, said that the two suspects were arrested separately after the incident.

Mihalik was dropping his children off at Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard on Tuesday morning when a gunman targeted him, and killed him in the road leading to the school’s drop off point.

Although only a single bullet hole was seen through the window of the driver’s side window, where Mihalik was sitting, IOL reported that neighbours heard two gunshots go off.

Mihalik was an advocate who was well known for taking on high profile cases that dealt with Cape Town’s criminal underworld.

The gunman fled the scene in a silver VW Polo, which was driven by an accomplice.

A bullet reportedly hit Mihalik’s son in the jaw. He has undergone surgery, and is in “stable condition”.

Speaking to TimesLIVE, Mihalik’s father, Janos, said that the advocate’s sister is on her way to Cape Town to look after the children. There is no other guardian, as Mihalik’s wife committed suicide several years ago.

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