Three in­jured in shoot-out after ‘heated’ ar­gu­ment

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THE Brighton Beach SAPS are in­ves­ti­gat­ing charges of at­tempted mur­der and as­sault after three peo­ple were shot dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion on Fore­shore Drive on Satur­day night.

Two women are in a crit­i­cal state in hos­pi­tal, while a man sus­tained mod­er­ate in­juries dur­ing the shoot-out.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Nqo­bile Gwala, it is al­leged the shoot­ing oc­curred when an ar­gu­ment be­tween two groups of peo­ple “be­came heated” on Satur­day night

“The firearms used dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion were seized by po­lice and will be sub­jected to bal­lis­tics test­ing,” Gwala said.

Gar­rith Jamieson from Res­cue Care said the three peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tal after sus­tain­ing gun­shots to their up­per bod­ies.

Mean­while, there was a break-in at a store at a Bluff shop­ping cen­tre in Tara Road in the early hours yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The cen­tre was closed to the pub­lic yes­ter­day morn­ing as po­lice did a sweep to de­ter­mine if the thieves were still in the build­ing.

Gwala said a case of busi­ness bur­glary was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Brighton SAPS.

“It is al­leged that, in the early hours of this morn­ing, un­known sus­pects en­tered through the roof of a busi­ness premises on Tara Road. They stole cell­phones and watches. The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the in­ci­dent are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

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