ELDERLY MAN KILLED IN PINETOWN
By: Sonia Hendricks
An elderly man believed to be in his late 60’s was shot and killed in Pinetown earlier this afternoon.
The accident occurred on Westmead Road in the Pinetown area.
The 67-year-old sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and back, and was declared dead on the scene.
The cause of the shooting is still unclear and investigations are underway.
Pinetown residence say that this isn’t the first time an incident of such nature occurred.
Sumeshen Pillay, an engineer in Westmead said, “Police need to do something about this, it is barbaric and criminals will carry on if they don’t put a stop to it.”
In May this year, a man allegedly shot himself and his partner in front of a crowd of witnesses in Pinetown.
Also in June last year, a man was been killed in a shooting incident in Westmead.
Karen Philips, a Westmead resident said, “Westmead is not a very safe area anymore, there is always robberies and shootings. I have to be scared when I walk outside