Vanderbijlpark-shooter described as quiet man

VANDERBIJLPARK - A colleague of Tommy Phalatsi, the man who shot several people in Vanderbijlpark on Tuesday night, says he was a "quiet man with a good heart". Phalatsi's colleague says he is shocked that the quiet man he knew could do such a thing. Netwerk24 reports that the colleague does not know whether Phalatsi was married or in a relationship and the police have not yet been able to confirm rumors that he also shot his family. Netwerk24 reports that one of the owners of Slap Chips, says her staff recognized Phalatsi on Tuesday night because he was a regular customer. According to Netwerk24, Johan Hebler, who was shot in the stomach by Phalatsi, does not yet know that his son Nathan has died. The shooting claimed the lives of 18-year-old Nathan Hebler and 47-year-old Willem Kriel. Another person was seriously injured when Phalatsi crashed his BMW X5 into the back of a bakkie parked in front of Slap Chips. The bakkie landed on its side and pinned a manager of Slap Chips between the bakkie and the sidewalk. According to Netwerk24, both the man's legs are broken and he sustained several internal injuries.

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