Pupils sought after stabbing, shooting
MITCHELLS Plain police are looking for three schoolboy suspects after a pupil and security guard were injured during an attack at Mandalay station.
Just before 8am yesterday police recovered a revolver that had been used in a shooting at the station earlier. Patrolling police rushed to the station when they heard shots being fired. They chased three boys in school uniforms.
It is alleged that the boys had confronted a 17year-old pupil on the train and stabbed him in the left arm. A security guard saw them and jumped off the train to pursue the boys.
“They took out a firearm and fired several shots at him, hitting him in his stomach. This is when police on patrol heard the shots. With the help of other police members, they discovered the Taurus revolver in the back yard of a house in Rosi Street in Mandalay where the suspects jumped over a wall,” Captain Wayne Muller said.
The security guard and the schoolboy were taken to hospital and are in a stable condition.
The three boys are still at large. Anyone with information can call the Mitchells Plain police station on 021 370 1732 or Crime Stop on 08600 10 111.