Hostel man shot dead by an unknown man

Andile Mhlonipheni Mtungwa (31) was shot and killed outside his hostel room.

KwaThema – Andile Mhlonipheni Mtungwa (31) was shot and killed by an unknown man on Friday evening.

Andile was a resident of KwaThema Hostel.

Police are pleading with locals to come forward with any information that can help them solve the murder case.

Police spokesman, Capt Thabo Sibuyi, says that around 9.30pm Mtungwa was standing outside, behind Block D, talking to a friend when a man driving a white Toyota Corolla approached them.

“The driver of the vehicle allegedly opened the window and fired several shots without saying anything to them.

“Mtungwa sustained three gunshot wounds, to his back and right upper arm,” says Sibuyi.

Sibuyi says at the scene where the young man was found lying in a pool of blood, police discovered 11 fired cartridges on the ground.

“He was declared dead on scene by the paramedics while his friend managed to escape the shooting unharmed,” he says.

Sibuyi says it is unclear at this stage whether there were any other passengers in the vehicle.

“The motive for the shooting is also not yet known.

“Anyone with any information that may help the police solve this case, can contact KwaThema detectives on 011 812 4600,” he says.

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