January 29, 2013 2 Comments
The Bedfordview Community Policing Forum confirmed a man was gunned down at his Senderwood home in what appears to be a failed robbery on Monday night.
The incident also left two armed robbers dead.
Police’s Julia Claassens said, “It’s been alleged the men gained access through a window. When they pointed their firearms at the owner of the house, he also drew his firearm. A shootout ensued in which all three were shot.”
She said the family is devastated.
“They are all traumatised. The children and wife of the deceased have been sent for counselling.”
Police are investigating a case of murder and robbery.
CPF Chairperson Marina Constas sent condolences to the man’s family.
She said the shooting happened in front of the man’s three children.
Constas also called on the community to get more involved in bringing an end to home invasions.
By Alex Eliseev (Edited by Tamsin Wort)