Man shot dead

Athlone police are investigating the murder of a 38-year-old man who died on Thursday July 26.

According to Athlone police spokeswoman, Sergeant Zita Norman, police were alerted that a driver had lost control of his vehicle and driven into the fence of a park in Eland Street, Kewtown.

She said that according to paramedics the man had sustained a gunshot wound under his left arm which resulted in the bullet penetrating his heart.

Police also found that the vehicle had been shot at and three cartridges were found close to the scene.

No arrests have yet been made and anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Fransico Ely on 021 697 9207.