Monday, 27 August 2007

Lynnwood man killed

Hanti Otto

August 27 2007 at 08:20AM

By Hanti Otto

A 25-year-old man, who lived in a Lynnwood security complex, was killed in cold blood when he went to investigate a noise on Saturday morning.

Details of the incident were sketchy, but police spokesperson Captain Lucas Sithole said Francois Viljoen of Lynnwood Glen was woken in the early hours by a noise at the sliding door of the house he shared with his mother. He went to investigate.

"Several shots were fired and Viljoen was hit once in the upper body. He later died at the Wilgers Hospital," Sithole said.

No arrests have been made. Police are investigating charges of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Police could not say on Sunday what, if anything, had been stolen from the house, saying Viljoen's mother was still too traumatised to give details.

She could not be traced for comment.

The killing of Viljoen came a week after two shooting incidents in Lynnwood in which a retired city doctor of education died and a senior economist was seriously injured in separate house robberies.

Dr Cilliers Snyman ,65, a former headmaster of Hoerskool De Grendal in Cape Town, was shot dead in his home.

This was 30 minutes after Development Bank of SA economist Frans Jacobs ,63, was attacked and wounded in his home. The two houses are less than 1km from each other.

Both men were watching television when the attackers gained access to their homes. Police said at the time they believed the two attacks could have been linked.

This article was originally published on page 3 of Pretoria News on August 27, 2007


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