Security officer gunned down in Phoenix

Reaction officers at the scene.

A case of murder is under investigation after a security guard was shot and killed in the Phoenix area, over the weekend.

The victim was shot in the head, according to a report issued by local security company, Reaction Unit South Africa.

Reaction officers were dispatched to the scene after being informed of a man lying on the road, bleeding from an injury to his head.

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Upon arrival at the scene, it was established that the man sustained a single gunshot wound to his head. He showed no signs of life and was declared dead at the scene.

A relative of the victim, who was driving past the scene of the crime, stopped and confirmed his identity.

He told reaction officers that the man, who was in his late 20s, left his home in KwaMashu at about 4:30pm on that specific day.

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“The victim was a security officer, who was employed at a fruit and veg business in the vicinity,” the report added.

“Robbery does not appear to be the motive for the murder and the victim’s Samsung cellphone and jewellery were not stolen,” the report further indicated.

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