Popular South African music producer and Amapiano hitmaker, DJ Sumbody is dead.
The hitman was shot dead in the early hours of Sunday November 20 in Johannesburg.
Local news platforms reported that DJ Sumbody and his entourage were traveling on Woodmead Road when unidentified gunmen boarded their vehicle and showered it with a hail of bullets.
The artist and one of his bodyguards died instantly after being caught in a hail of bullets.
A third person believed to be one of DJ Sumbody’s bodyguards is in critical condition after miraculously surviving the hail of bullets.
Prior to the attack, DJ Sumbody was scheduled to perform at the All White Veuve Clicquot Picnic on Sunday.
The motive for the murderous attack on DJ Sumbody and his entourage has not yet been established.
Confirming the attack, Gauteng Police said they were searching for suspects and investigating the circumstances leading up to a shooting in Woodmead.
Lt. Col. Mavela Masondo said in a statement;
“Police received a report of a shooting on Woodmead Drive at approximately 12:30 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, police found two people inside a VW Golf with gunshot wounds. The two victims, a driver and a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
“It was reported that the third victim, who was driving a BMW X5, was taken to the nearest medical center after sustaining gunshot wounds.
“The Gauteng Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Tommy Mthombeni, has deployed maximum resources to track down the suspects responsible for this shooting.
“Police are appealing to anyone with information that could assist in the investigation or assist in the apprehension of suspects to call the crime stop number or report to the nearest police station. Information can also be provided anonymously through my SAPS app which can be downloaded from any smart phone.”