South African cricketer Vernon Philander’s brother fatally shot in Cape Town

By Associated Press

CAPE TOWN: A brother of South African cricketer Vernon Philander was fatally shot in a avenue in Cape Town on Wednesday, his household mentioned.

Tyrone Philander, a youthful brother of Vernon, was killed meters from the household house within the neighborhood of Ravensmead. He was shot whereas delivering water to a neighbor, South African media reported.

Vernon Philander mentioned in an announcement issued by the household that they have been “coming to phrases with the brutal homicide.”

“There are not any particulars across the incident in the meanwhile and hypothesis will make it very tough for us as a household to mourn in peace,” Vernon Philander mentioned.

Police mentioned the capturing occurred round lunchtime on Wednesday and are investigating the case as a homicide. No arrests have been made. A member of a group group mentioned Philander’s mom and different relations have been within the yard of their home close by after they heard gunshots.

The 35-year-old Vernon Philander retired from worldwide cricket firstly of this yr after a 13-year profession with the South African nationwide aspect, when he turned among the finest seam bowlers on the planet. He performed 64 exams and 101 video games throughout all codecs for South Africa.

He was attributable to be a part of English county aspect Somerset this yr however the deal was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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