Unknown gunmen have unleashed mayhem when they struck a pub and opened gun fire.

When gunshots rang out at a famous Soshanguve pub on Monday morning, all hell broke loose as pub-goers ran for cover.

According to Soshanguve police spokesperson, Portia Sebone, who confirmed that the gunmen took cellphones, bags and also an undisclosed amount of money from the pub and patrons who were at the pub

The Extension 3 pub, Mochoma Grills, famous for its Sunday soul sessions, turned into a crime scene after an estimated 10 gunmen wreaked havoc just after midnight.

Two people lost their lives in the gunfire, one dying at the scene and the other later in hospital.

The incident left the pub’s regular customers and neighbours fearing for their lives. Witnesses said 10 men, armed with pistols, came in and shot randomly.

The pub was not packed as it usually is, and when they heard the first gunshot, they saw a security guard lying on the floor, patrons said yesterday. The gunmen made their way to the counter, shooting randomly at everyone in their way. And as they were leaving they continued shooting outside, bullets hitting a shack nearby, but no one was injured. Property inside was damaged.