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Wesbank murder victim mourned

The Wesbank family whose relative was found gunned down near a local church are shattered.

Community members watch on after a 37-year-old man was shot dead in Wesbank on 10 July 2012. Picture: Chané Fortuin/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Wesbank family has been left shattered by the murder of one of their relatives.

Jacques Baxter's bloodied body was found near a local church on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old man was shot several times.

No arrests have been made.

His sister Janet Fortuin said they wanted justice.

"I hope whoever did this to him - even if they don't get punished by law - God must punish them."

His mother Amy Baxter said she wanted to know why her son was killed.

"He's got a lot of friends in Wesbank, and a lot of enemies as well. I can't point fingers and say it's that one or that one."

This Wesbank resident said crime in the area was rampant.

"I'm very scared. I let my children play in the yard, because I'm scared. I can't even take them to the park to go and play."