Four killed in gang-related shooting

2015-05-05 06:00

Four people were shot and killed in the Grassy Park precinct over the past weekend.

The shooting occurred in Kestrell Inn, Parkwood on Sunday just after 00:15, says Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith.

“We were informed by the community that they heard gunshots coming from the direction of Kestrell Inn. Upon arrival at a residence in Anglier Court in Kestrel Way, members were informed by a bystander that people were shot at that residence,” Kleinsmith says.

Three men and a woman were found inside with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. The victims were declared dead on the scene.

Police recovered 12 cartridges on the scene. One of the victims, aged 22, was identified as a member of a gang.

Kleinsmith confirms the incident is gang-related and no suspect has been arrested. A case of murder was opened for investigation.

In another incident on Sunday just after 01:15 police were busy with patrols when they noticed three suspicious men.

“Members noticed the three men running into a Wendy house in Blackbird Avenue, Parkwood. The police members then set chase after the men and searched them,” Kleinsmith says.

The police then searched the Wendy house and found an Astra Falcon firearm 7.65 and one magazine with five live rounds.

The three suspects aged 22, 25 and 40 were arrested on charges of possession of an illegal firearm and possession of illegal ammunition. “The firearm was tested but according to the system it is not registered,” she adds. The suspects will appear in Wynberg Court on Tuesday 28 April.

Another man was arrested on Thursday for the illegal possession of ammunition. Police members were patrolling in Geland Street, Grassy Park at about 16:00 when they saw a suspicious looking man. “When the man saw the police approaching he put his hand in his pocket and then he dropped something in the road. The police members then stopped the man and took him back to where he dropped the item,” Kleinsmith says. Five live rounds, four 38 special rounds and one 357 hollow point rounds.

The 21-year-old suspect will appear in court on Tuesday 28 April.

Policing are also searching for a suspect that fired shots at a man in Parkers Walk, Parkwood on Wednesday 21:05.

Kleinsmith says the 19-year-old complainant told police officials he was walking down the road when the suspect known to him greeted him.

“He then heard someone shouting ‘slat hom’ (hit him) when he turned around he saw suspect with a firearm in his hand,” Kleinsmith says.

The suspect then started shooting at the complainant, she adds. “The complainant then ran for cover. The complainant did not sustain any injuries.”

No arrest has been made and police are investigating a case of attempted murder

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