Two killed in Parow

Two men have died in shootings in Parow Valley, just two days apart. An alleged gang member was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Mark Street while he was walking with his girlfriend, on Tuesday September 6, at 12.55pm.

Parow police spokesman Captain Kevin Williams said the occupants of a white Golf fired eight shots at the 38-year-old man as he walked towards De Villiers Street.

He died on the scene from wounds to his head, upper and lower body.

Police believe the incident was gang-related. The killers are still at large.

In another incident, a 28-year-old man was killed and a 43-year-old woman seriously wounded in a shooting outside a Rissik Street home, in Parow Valley, on Sunday September 4, at about 6.35pm.

Captain Williams said police were investigating. The house at number 72 Rissik Street is painted green and has a broken front gate, damaged window frames and it seemed no one was home when Northern News visited.

Other residents of the street were reluctant to speak to the press.

On the Goodwood, Parow, Bothasig Crime page, Nathan Swart commented on the Rissik Street shooting: “I know them they are good people as I used to live in the street. They are good people.”

Roger Canon, the chairman of the Parow Community Police Forum, said: “We hope that these shootings won’t become a regular happening in the area. We can’t have people losing lives like this.”

Joe Mallie, the chairman of the Parow Valley Neighbourhood Watch, said: “We were very shocked to hear what happened. It is very heartbreaking.”