Hunt on for gang after brutal attack on Joburg family

Johannesburg – Police have launched a manhunt for a gang who launched a deadly attack on a family in Lawley, southwest of Johannesburg, on Saturday evening.

Nothing was reported stolen from the scene, Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, said.

A woman, 40, her son, 21, daughter, 19 and daughter-in law, 19, were killed, while the father, 47, sustained injuries to his upper body.

“A man had walked out of his home at around 20:00 to close the gate when a gang of five men approached him and opened fire. They then went into his home shot his wife, daughter, son and daughter-in-law before fleeing the scene. They took nothing from the home,” Masondo said.

 Four cases of murder and one of attempted murder have been opened. Masondo called on those who could assist in the investigation to come forward.

Call 08600 10111 or go to your nearest police station with information.

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