13th person shot dead in Westbury in gang violence after death of Fast Guns leader, Keenan Sheldon Ebrahim KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt


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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

13th person shot dead in Westbury in gang violence after death of Fast Guns leader, Keenan Sheldon Ebrahim

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that 13th person shot dead in Westbury in gang violence after death of Fast Guns leader, Keenan Sheldon Ebrahim. 

The latest victim, 18, was shot on Monday morning.

The teenager was gunned down outside his Westbury home. He was taken to hospital by a member of the public, eNCA reported. Another teenager has been shot and killed in Westbury, west of Johannesburg.

This brings to 9 the total number of people who have been shot and killed in the area in the last two weeks as gang violence flares up.

The latest shooting comes after Fast Guns boss, Keenan Sheldon Ebrahim, was killed last Thursday in the Florida area of Roodepoort.

Now, residents fear they may be caught in the crossfire of retaliation attacks and want more police deployed.

Commenting on the shooting in Florida on Thursday, police spokesperson, Colonel Mavela Masondo, said the occupants of a silver Jetta 6 fired shots at a white Mercedez-Benz.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz lost control of the vehicle and hit a pavement.

"Paramedics were called to the scene and took the victim to the nearest medical care centre, where he was declared dead," Masondo said.

He said the motive for the killing was under investigation. In October 2019, Ebrahim was tried for the murder of 20-year-old Bradley Sauls. He and nine co-accused appeared in the Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court. Two police officers, Warrant Officer Wynand Steyn and Sergeant Tom Keet appeared alongside them. 

They faced a string of charges, including murder, attempted murder, corrupt activity relating to a public officer, defeating the ends of justice, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, intimidation, and aiding and abetting criminal activities.

Sauls was not a gang member. It is alleged he killed Royce Marco Palmer, a Fast Guns member, at Newclare Primary School in Westbury on 24 July 2018.

Shootings have been taking place at the weekend and reports indicate eight people were shot on Sunday in separate incidents, mere metres from one another.

In one of the incidents, four of the victims are reportedly related to one another.

The second incident, which saw a further four people shot, occurred just outside the area, metres from where the other victims were gunned down.

One person has since died.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello said resources had been mobilised after several incidents were reported at the weekend in Westbury and Newclare.

Sello said 11 people had been shot since Friday. “According to the information at hand, six separate shooting incidents were reported since Friday night to date, whereby 11 people were injured and two declared dead.

“The circumstances surrounding all incidents are still not clear at this stage and police are continuing with investigations.

“The police are following up on any information received and one suspect has since been arrested for a case of attempted murder,” Sello said.

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