CAPE TOWN – Delft detectives have opened a triple murder docket for investigation following an incident where three men were shot dead in Delft on Friday morning.

Reports from the scene indicate that the deceased persons were on the corner of Sandelhout and Delft Main roads when unknown suspects emerged and fired several shots. Two persons who sustained gunshot wounds died in the street as they were fleeing the gunmen and the third one who was in the vehicle also succumbed after being shot in the head.

The names of the deceased persons who are believed were from Crossroads will be released once their next of kin have been informed. The estimated ages of the victims are between 30 and 44 years.

The motive for the shooting incident is yet to be determined as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on the incident that could assist the police probe is urged to contact police on Crime Stop 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service