Six dead and four wounded in a mass shooting in Nelson Mandela Bay

Six dead and four wounded in a mass shooting in Nelson Mandela Bay

The house on Modlele Street, KwaNobuhle is where the accident occurred.

The house on Modlele Street, KwaNobuhle is where the accident occurred.

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  • Six people were killed and four wounded in a massive shooting at a home in QuanupulaAnd Tuesday night.
  • According to the police, three men opened fire on people who were standing in the front yard and in the house.
  • The police suspect that the accident is drug-related.

Five men and a woman were shot dead and four others were injured in a mass shooting at a house on Mauddeley Street, Kwanupule, in Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday night.

According to police information, three gunmen entered the house shortly before 20:00 and opened fire on the people standing in the front yard and those inside the house.

The injured, three men and a woman, were taken to hospital for treatment.

The police confirmed that three of the victims have been identified, but they are still checking the information and contacting the next of kin.

Residents were shocked after the brutal attack.

Neighbors and family members of some of the dead did not want to speak to the media on Wednesday morning, but the aunt of one of the victims, who asked not to be named, cried uncontrollably in the street outside the house.

She said she still lacked all the details and didn’t even know if her nephew was dead or injured.

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“We are waiting for more information,” she said.

Police spokesman Colonel Priscilla Naidoo, speaking at the scene on Wednesday morning, said two women were shot at the gate before the gunmen entered the house.


The police tape was still found at the scene on Wednesday morning.

“One woman died of her injuries, while the other was injured. Eight others were shot, killing five others and wounding three others,” she added.

Naidu said the police suspected that the motive behind the attack was drug-related and that the house was a known drug den in the area.

She said:

We’ve raided this house several times before with the most recent raid taking place last week.

The Eastern Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Nomthelele Maine, has instructed the province’s Organized Crime Investigation Unit to track down the perpetrators.

Min condemned the “senseless” killings and called on the community to help the police track down the suspects.

“Such acts are cowardice and a blatant disregard for human life as well as the law. These criminals should not be allowed to roam our streets any longer,” she said.

“We appeal to the Kwanupuleh community to work with the police to bring justice to the deceased and injured.”

Anyone who can help with the identification of victims can contact Colonel Willie May of the Regional Organized Crime Investigation Unit on 082 697 5914 or the Crime Stop on 086 00 10111.

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