The upsurge of frequent attacks of South Africans is gradually assuming a frightening dimension, after an unknown gunman shot sporadically in Johannesburg killing five in the process.

The Police has however alerted the public to be on high alert as the criminal escaped after the gruesome attack. Serious investigation was on as at the time of this report.

Three women and two young children were shot in the upper body at their home on Monday night.

Police say the suspect entered the family’s home and opened fire on the victims.

The police’s Mavela Masondo says, “We’re appealing to anyone who might have information that can lead to the arrest of this suspect to please contact our Crime Stop number, 08600 10111.”

At the same time, police are combing the flat on the ninth floor of the Madison Square block of flats in Hillbrow for evidence that might help authorities track down the suspect.

The small room where the shooting took place has been cordoned off but inside, a blood stained blanket and splattered blood are still visible.