PORT ELIZABETH – Detectives at SAPS Bethelsdorp is appealing to the community to assist them in identifying a suspect that was involved in a shooting incident where a 22-year-old male and a 61-year-old female were shot last night, 05 January 2020.

It is alleged that at about 19:45, Johnty Phillis were standing outside a shop in Melkbos Street, Arcadia when an unknown male approached from Jenniker Street and started firing shots in their direction. Phillis was shot in his leg and back while the woman was shot in her leg. Phillis succumbed to his injuries while enroute to the hospital.

The victims have no gang affiliation and the suspect is unknown at this stage.

A case of murder and attempted murder is under investigation. Anyone who can assist in tracing the suspect is asked to contact D/W/O Johan Ferreira at SAPS Bethelsdorp on 082 736 1030 or 041 404 3005 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is strictly confidential.

Source: South African Police Service