Gang shooting injures one

2016-05-24 06:00

A 34-year-old man from Cafda in Retreat narrowly escaped death after he was shot several times on Tuesday 10 May.

It is alleged that at about 15:10 the victim was sitting on the corner of Komlosy and Blagden Street Cafda when the suspects approached him.

One of the suspects shouted at the victim, using very strong swear words.

The suspect then took out a firearm and fired several shots at the victim.

As the victim was running away, he felt pains to his chest and right arm and he collapsed in a field.

The suspects fired five shots and ran away.

The victim was transported to Victoria Hospital with private transport.

Nine cartridges and one projectile were found at the scene.

The motive for the incident is gang related.

A case of attempted murder was opened for investigation.

In a separate incident – following patrols by members of the Crime Prevention Unit of Steenberg in St Aiden Street, Lavender Hill – on Monday 9 May, a 34-year-old man was arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The suspect was found in possession of a 9mm Z88 Parabellum pistol with one magazine and eight 9mm live rounds, but didn’t have a licence.

A case of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition was opened for investigation and the suspect appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court on Wednesday 11 May.

Steenberg police would like to thank the community for their continuous support in providing information about illegal activities.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Steenberg police station at 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

All information will be treated as confidential.

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