A Nigerian man was shot and killed at Coco Bistro restaurant in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria last night.
He was apparently shot at close range by an unknown man who entered the restaurant where the victim and his friend were sitting.Witnesses say they suddenly heard a gunshot go off before two suspects fled the scene.
According to witnesses, the victim who was shot once managed to run a few meters before he collapsed in front of the restaurant’s entrance.
He died on the scene. Police arrived at the scene a short while after the incident and were led by the victim's friend to a golden Lexus with a large amount of cash inside.
While police have not revealed the amount of money found in the car, witness claim the victim's friend said there was R435 000 in the car.
Police spokesperson Collette Weilbach said: “The issue over the money is being investigated to see how it is related to the incident.”
No arrests have been made.
Police are asking anyone with information to assist the police with their investigation by contacting Brooklyn police station at (012) 366 1735/6 or the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111.