UNLICENSED FIREARM: 2 HELD
TWO suspects were arrested for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm hours after a man was shot dead and another wounded in Bishop Lavis yesterday.
Police said the arrests came after they deployed members of the Anti-Gang Unit as part of their intensified approach against crime.
Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said the men were arrested in Netreg.
“Early this morning (yesterday) a man was shot and killed and another wounded when suspects in a silver Mini Cooper opened fire at them. This hijacked vehicle was later discovered abandoned in Robert Sobukwe Road.
“The shooting incident led to the deployment of our forces in the area in pursuit of the suspects. While on patrol, members of AntiGang Unit members spotted a suspicious man who was running towards his residence in Olienhout Road in Bishop Lavis. The 20-yearold suspect was followed and apprehended in possession of an unlicensed 9mm Glock and 35 rounds of ammunition,” he said.
The residence was searched and another man, 37, was arrested for being in possession of a .22 rifle, said Traut.
The two are expected to appear in court once they are charged for the possession of unlicensed firearms. |