Masjid shooting claims one life
23 January 2019| 16 Jumadul Ulaa 1440
Mystery surrounds the fatal shooting of man leaving a mosque in Mayfair, Johannesburg. Two armed men allegedly targeted the man shortly after evening prayers.
They shot him several times before fleeing on foot. They did not take anything from him. A passerby who was in the vicinity of the mosque was caught in the crossfire and shot in the leg.
The killing happened on Tuesday just after 7 pm at a mosque in Mayfair.
Spokesperson of the police Lieutenant Colonel Lungile Dlamini said the victim had exited the mosque and was going to the parking lot when two men shot him.
It is not known if anything was said among the three before the shooting.
The victim was shot several times and the motive for the killing is still unknown.
The injured passerby was taken to hospital where he is recovering.
Dlamini confirmed that the dead man was a foreign national but would not say which country he was from.