UN­LI­CENSED FIREARM: 2 HELD

Cape Times - - METRO - Staff Writer

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. |

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