Ernie “Lastig” Solomon, former 28's gang leader, shot dead

It’s understood four gunmen fired multiple shots at the former Cape Town gang boss inside his BMW in Boksburg.

The scene where former 28's gang leader Ernie Solomon was shot and killed in Boksburg on 20 November 2020. Picture: Twitter/@crimeairnetwork

GAUTENG - Former leader of the 28's gang, Ernie “Lastig” Solomon, has been shot dead in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand.

The gang boss was killed in a hail of bullets in Boksburg at the intersection of Rondebult Road and Kingfisher Avenue on Friday morning.

It’s understood the criminals rear-ended Solomon's BMW before opening fire.

Three other people. who were in the car, including a 5-year-old child, were seriously wounded.

“Police have launched a manhunt for four suspects who allegedly shot and killed one man in Boksburg this morning.

"During the shooting three people were wounded and taken to hospital,” said the police's Kay Makhubele.

“We don’t know the motive for the incident and are calling for people with information to come forward.”

Earlier this year Solomon and his son Carlo were a target of an alleged gang hit in Hawston - a small town on the Western Cape coast. Solomon was shot five times in the stomach.

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