Attempted robbery turns into violent and deadly shootout in Kwanobuhle

A gunfight between three men erupted following a violent robbery attempt in which three men were shot dead and two others severely injured. The robbers were allegedly having an apparent quarrel as they attempted to grind open a safe at a house in the Eastern Cape.

“It is alleged that a group of males was busy grinding open a safe at a residence in Tiya Street, Kwanobuhle,” said Eastern Cape police spokesperson Capt Gerda Swart.

Three males between the ages of 30 and 36 were shot dead at the scene and two others wounded. Two shooters had managed to flee the scene in an unidentified vehicle before Kwanobuhle police responded to the incident on Monday night.

Eastern Cape police department is investigating three counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, house breaking, and attempted robbery.

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