Five arrested after Kimberley shooting

2013-09-08 21:34

(http://www.shutterstock.com)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Five people are expected to appear in a Kimberley court after two people were shot - one dead - in separate attacks in the Northern Cape, police said on Sunday.

Colonel Priscilla Naidu said on Friday night, a 28-year-old man was standing at his gate in Lerato with his fiancée when five men approached them, with one asking for a tuck shop in the area.

The man said none were open at that time but suddenly one of the group grabbed his cellphone.

There was a struggle and the man was shot in the head.

The five men ran away.

The man was rushed to Kimberley Hospital where he is in a coma.

About 40 minutes after he was shot, police believe the same group went to a tuck shop in Ivory Park, Roodepan.

Shop owner Shamien Ahmed, 35, had just driven into his driveway when they approached him.

They tried to rob him as he got out of his car and shot him in his left cheek.

He died in hospital.

Naidu said: "Immediately after these two incidents, Roodepan police launched an extensive search for the trigger happy suspects."

From descriptions provided by witnesses, police found three of the men and arrested them in the area, followed by a fourth arrest. On Saturday the fifth arrest was made in Galeshewe.

The firearm has not yet been recovered.

All five, who are between 17 and 24, are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Read more on:    kimberley

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.