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Four arrested after fatal shooting in Katlehong

Violence broke out at a spaza shop in the area last night and the motive for the shooting is unclear.

Looted and vandalised shop in Katlehong. Picture Kgothatso Mogale/EWN
Katlehong,Katlehong shooting
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JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested four foreign nationals in Katlehong on the East Rand following a shooting which has left one person dead and four others wounded.

The violence broke out at a spaza shop in the area last night and the motive for the shooting is unclear.

This morning several foreign owned shops were looted.

The police's Noxolo Kweza said, “We appeal to the community to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands. The situation is currently calm and we are monitoring it.”

Foreign local business owners in Katlehong say they now fear for their lives following last night's fatal shooting.

They say their shops have been looted and vandalised; leaving some homeless and nowhere to go.

Police are monitoring the area and have urged shop owners to stay at the police station for their own safety while investigations into what led to the vandalism continues.

Shops remain closed this afternoon.

Meanwhile, dozens of police officers have moved into Katlehong this afternoon.            

A number of foreign local business owners have gathered outside the Kathelong Police Station waiting to hear how police will assist them.

A foreign national from the area, whose shop was looted and vandalised, has explained what transpired in the early hours of this morning.

“Everything is taken [or] broken. I took my baby and we ran away with my husband.” 

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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