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Issa murder probe hots up

THE POLICE in Gauteng said yesterday they had intensified the investigation into the killing of Bassam Issa, who was gunned down in Bedfordview on Saturday.

Spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila said police had received information from members of the public, including possible witnesses.

Issa had stopped at a traffic light in his car, an Audi Q7, when a white Ford Ranger approached and its occupants shot at him with AK-47 and R5 rifles, said Malila. More than 30 spent rounds were found on the scene.

"Various items, including a .38 revolver, 9mm rounds and a silencer, were found in the victim's vehicle as well as four cellphones," said Malila.

"The motive for the killings is unknown at this stage and a case of murder is being investigated by a provincial multidisciplinary team."

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