MURDER CASE OPENED AFTER GUARD DIES FOLLOWING NYANGA SHOOTOUT AS COPS AFTER HOODLUMS (PHOTOS)

FILE: Police on the scene of an armed robbery at a shopping centre in Nyanga. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Police have opened a case of murder following the shooting of a security guard during a hostage drama at the Nyanga Junction Mall in Manenberg.

Patrick Castle was shot and wounded during a stand-off with attackers on Monday.

The 25-year-old security officer died in hospital on Tuesday morning.

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The police’s Noloyiso Goxana says, “The 25-year-old man, employed by a security company contracted to Shoprite, was seriously wounded when the suspects and security personnel exchanged fire at the shopping centre during an attempted robbery that turned into a hostage situation.”

One of the suspects was shot dead by police on Monday night.

Another who was wounded during a separate shootout on Monday afternoon remains in hospital under police guard.

Police officials are patrolling the inside parameter of Nyanga Junction Mall following Monday’s lengthy hostage drama.

All shops have been reopened and deliveries are being made.

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Shops have been reopened at the Nyanga Junction Mall in Manenberg following yesterday’s hostage situation. KB

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has condemned the attack on Twitter, saying criminals must not hijack public spaces.

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At Nyanga Junction to interact with the community. Mall robberies must come to an end

-Eye Witness News

 

PHOTO: Police on the scene of an armed robbery at a shopping centre in Nyanga. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

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