South African soccer player killed in car hijacking

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South African soccer player killed in car hijacking
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South African soccer player Luke Fleurs was tragically shot and killed in a car hijacking on Wednesday night, at the age of 24.

The Kaizer Chiefs defender was gunned down at a petrol station in the Florida region of Gauteng, 10 miles west of Johannesburg.

Fleurs, who represented his country at the Tokyo Olympics, was waiting to be attended when he was approached by unknown gunmen and told to get out of his car.

The gunmen then shot him on the upper body before fleeing the scene with his car.

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Fleurs was taken to the nearest medical care centre but he was tragically certified dead on arrival.

Kaizer Chiefs later confirmed the tragic news on social media.

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce that Kaizer Chiefs player, Luke Fleurs tragically lost his life last night during a hijacking incident in Johannesburg.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

The SAPS are handling the matter and further details will be communicated in due course.

May his dear soul rest in peace.

Police have opened an investigation, but no arrests have been made at this stage.

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Fleurs represented South Africa at the under-20 level and was called up to the senior national team in 2021 and 2022, but did not make an appearance.

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