One killed in EL tavern shooting

Gunshots at a popular East London drinking hole left one person dead and another seriously injured in the early hours of Monday.

East London police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Hazel Mqala said the shooting incident took place outside Oudz Tavern in Ziphunzana at 2am.

A shootout at an East London nightclub has resulted in the death of a person and wounding of another.
A shootout at an East London tavern has resulted in the death of a person and wounding of another.

“Eye witnesses reported having seen a man wearing a hoodie approach a Ford Bantam vehicle where two men were seated in the front. He withdrew his firearm and started shooting at them. The passenger died on the scene and the driver is in a serious condition in hospital,” Mqala said.

She said the shooter fled the scene as scores of patrons watched in horror.

“He is still at large. Anyone with information is asked to contact Duncan Village police detective constable  Elliot Dodo on 043-709-4593. All information will be treated as confidential,” Mqala said.

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