Family demands answers after man dies in cross-fire with the police

A 40-year-old man was shot dead in his yard.
A 40-year-old man was shot dead in his yard.
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A 40-year-old Vosloorus man was allegedly gunned down in his yard, leaving four children who were caught in the cross-fire hospitalised. The incident involves Ekurhuleni metropolitan officers. 

Acting national independent police investigative directorate (IPID) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said: "I do confirm that we received the incident of death as a result of police action that took place in Vosloorus today." 

Seisa said the incident involves members of Ekurhuleni Metro Police department.

"We were also told that there are other victims who are still to be interviewed by police. Due to the fact that it is an ongoing incident and our investigators are still in the vicinity, we are unable to divulge much information which is yet to be verified," said Seisa. 

Seisa also said it was too early to make arrests at this point.

Sibusiso Amos was declared dead on the scene by paramedics. 

His aunt Nomayeza said Amos was gunned down by an Empd official who was in an unmarked car in the afternoon. "Four of my grandchildren aged between five and eleven were rushed to Botshelong Hospital after they were badly injured alongside their uncle," she said. 

Nomayeza said an unmarked vehicle approached their home and all hell broke loose as bullets rained in the yard. 

"We are terrified as the Amos family to have witnessed such gruesome tragedy; we almost lost five family members and we demand answers and justice. 

Amos said they were now living in fear because the drive-by shooters could come back for more family members. 

"We don't don't know the motive of the shooting, however, we are praying for our lives after this," said Nomayeza. 

This is a developing story. 

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