Two men killed in Grassy Park at Easter

2015-05-05 06:00
Grassy Park police made three successful arrests for various crimes in the past week.

PHOTO: 
Chevon Booysen

Grassy Park police made three successful arrests for various crimes in the past week. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

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During a crime-heavy Easter weekend, Grassy Park police managed to nab three suspects for various crimes.

Two men were also killed over the weekend, according to Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith .

A 35-year-old man was killed during a shooting on Thursday last week.

“At about 04:05 our members were informed of a shooting at Bosbok Avenue in Lotus River. Upon arrival at the scene members found the body of a man lying in [a pool of] blood,” Kleinsmith says.

“[According to a witness] the victim was on his way to the shop. He heard gunshots shortly after the victim left home on a black Vuka. He went to check outside when the shooting stopped and saw the bike lying in the road and knew something was wrong,” Kleinsmith says.

Kleinsmith says no arrests have been made.

In another incident a man was shot in Parkers Walk on Tuesday 7 April at 00:35.

“Our members were notified of a shooting. Upon arrival at the scene they found the 32-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his body,” she says.

The victim was transported to hospital but died on Thursday morning. A murder case was opened.

Kleinsmith confirms the incident was gang-related as the victim was affiliated to a gang in Parkwood.

No arrests have yet been made.

Police made arrests and confiscated illegal ammunition and drugs in the Ottery area on Monday 6 April.

“At about 21:20 members saw a group of men. Upon searching them, members found a red box filled with 50 live ammunition rounds,” Kleinsmith says.

A 25-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of possession of illegal ammunition.

On the same evening and during the same Operation Combat, members saw another group of men.

“One of the men started to run when he saw police but a police member was able to catch up with him. The officer saw the suspect dropping something and when he picked it up he saw that it was tik,” she explains.

Members found 14 9mm and 19 38-special live rounds on the suspect.

The 48-year-old man was arrested on charges of possession of tik and illegal ammunition. Both suspects appeared in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday last week.

In a third arrest on the same evening, police members arrested a 45-year-old suspect.

“While busy with crime prevention duties, members received information of a suspect selling drugs at a residence in Weltevrede Court, Ottery. Members proceeded to the address and saw the suspect throw something behind the television unit. Members searched the place and found 52 half and 14 whole mandrax tablets and an undisclosed amount of cash,” Kleinsmith says. The suspect appeared in Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday last week on charges of dealing in drugs.

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Anyone with information relating to the murders and attempted murders are urged to contact Detective Captain Steven Maduna on 021 700 3908

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