Arms seized after Elsies River shooting
POLICE recovered four firearms and ammunition following a shooting in the Elsies River policing Precinct at the weekend.
Police spokesperson Andre Traut said members of the Tactical Response Team responded to a shooting incident in Avonwood, Elsies River, and restored tranquillity with their presence.
“Our operational endeavours to address gang violence in this province resulted in four firearms being seized in Elsies River.
“The area was thoroughly searched in an attempt to apprehend those responsible for firing the gunshots.
“Although no one was arrested, our search recovered four firearms comprising four pistols and a revolver, as well as an assortment of ammunition.
“We will continue our efforts in the gang-affected areas to root out the phenomena of violence and the stronghold that gang members believe they have.”
Anyone with information about the firearms can anonymously contact Elsies River SAPS at
021 928 1400 or crime stop at 0860 010 111 or alternatively call SMS Crime Line on 32211.
Meanwhile, local police have arrested a 34-year-old suspect who was found in possession of a .38 Special revolver and five rounds of ammunition following some search operations in the Heideveld area. |