Brother of International Cricketer, Vernon Philander, Shot in Ravensmead

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The Ravensmead Community Policing Forum has confirmed cricketer Vernon Philander’s brother, Tyron Philander has been fatally shot in Ravensmead on Wednesday.

According to reports, the shooting took place on the corner of 7th Avenue and Webner Street and the shooter is still at large.

EWN reported that Zelde Trantaal from the Ravensmead CPF’s said: “He is Tyron Philander; he is 32-years old. I spoke to the mother and she confirmed that he is the brother of Vernon Philander.”

She continued to say that it’s still unclear what happened: “They don’t know what happened. They were in the yard, busy with the washing and they heard shots.”

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk says the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.

This is a developing story.