WINDY CITY TIMES
||8 MURDERED AT CAPE TOWN GAY MASSAGE PARLOR
by REX WOCKNER
This article shared 4315 times since Wed Jan 22, 2003
Eight of 10 men who were shot in the head in an attack on a gay massage parlor in Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 20 have died.
Police believe the executions may be connected to organized crime but the Lesbian and Gay Equality Project urged investigators not to dismiss the possibility of a hate crime.
'We have been very concerned about threats issued by various fringe groups in society over recent months that indicated an intention to perpetrate acts of violence against lesbian and gay people,' said LGEP's Evert Knoesen.
The victims were tied up and shot at close range, and their throats were slit. Six died on the spot and two died later in hospitals.
Police want to question four white men who were driving a white three-series BMW.
According to the South African Press Association, one of the men has a tattoo of a curled-up snake on his upper arm and the words 'fast gun' tattooed on his right wrist. He has bleached reddish hair and a goatee. The second man is skinny and fair, and sniffs frequently. The third man has a weightlifter build and a shaved head. The fourth man also was described as well-built.
The massage parlor, Sizzlers, is located in Cape Town's Sea Point neighborhood.
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