Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Suspect arrested for murder of taxi driver

By Celeste Ganga
21 August 2007

A 23 year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a taxi driver that took place on Monday, on the corner of Queen Victoria and Wale Street in Cape Town.

“A follow-up investigation indicates that three men approached the taxi driver on foot yesterday (Monday) afternoon,” says Police spokesperson, Inspector Bernadine Steyn.

It is alleged that the three men attempted to rob the driver who was alone in the vehicle, during which a struggle occurred.

“Several shots were fired at the driver, wounding him twice on the left side of his body. The victim died on the scene,” says Steyn.

Two of the three suspects are still at large.

Anyone with information can contact Captain Lional Cornellissen at the Cape Town Central Police station on 021 467 8000.

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