SOMALI SHOT, ROBBED AT SHOP

IOL/Sapa, 19 March 2008

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A Somali man was shot and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash at his tuck-shop at Reeston, outside East London, police said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Captain Mluleki Mbi said Osman Bekov, 29, was alone in his tuck-shop when two armed men entered demanding money on Tuesday night. "The man was shot in the face and the suspects fled on foot." He was reportedly taken to hospital for treatment. Mbi said no one had yet been arrested.