PARKTOWN – Police in Gauteng are appealing for information from the public, and are offering cash rewards for information that could lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the perpetrator(s) responsible for two separate incidents in the early hours of New Year’s Day at a restaurant in Melville and at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg, respectively.
The search for unknown suspects is still underway after shots were fired indiscriminately at patrons just after 01:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Poppy’s Restaurant in Melville. The incident claimed the lives of two (2) women while six (6) other patrons were wounded and had to be hospitalised.
In relation to the shooting at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown just after 02:30 a.m. on the same morning, eleven (11) victims – seven men (7) and four (4) women – sustained gunshot wounds after shots were fired at revellers from an elevated platform suspected at this stage to be the M2 double decker bridge. Suspect(s) in this incident is/are also unknown while the manhunt is underway.
A cash reward is on offer to any individual who can give information on either one of the shooting incidents, on condition such information leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspects.
Source: South African Police Service