Six arrested soon after murders

2016-01-12 06:00

Six suspects were arrested soon after a spate of seven murders in Ocean View.

The first three murders occurred on Saturday 5 December at about 22:00.

Police received a report of a shooting at Pypie Court. On arrival at the scene, they discovered the bodies of a male and female who had both been shot. A third person had also been shot and was taken to hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.

On Friday 11 December at about 23:30 at Jasmine Circle, an alleged fight between two men resulted in the fatal stabbing of one of the two.

A second triple murder occurred on Saturday 12 December at 00:45 during a shooting at Mars Way. On arrival at the scene police found the bodies of three people.

Five suspects were arrested on Saturday 12 December in connection with the first two incidents, and a sixth suspect was arrested on Monday 14 December.

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