Man held for Cape Town court shooting

2012-10-17 12:31
(Werner Beukes, SAPA)

(Werner Beukes, SAPA)

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Cape Town - A man has been arrested for shooting an accused person outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court, Cape Town police said on Wednesday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the man, 27, allegedly shot the accused at close range in the head around 09:30 on Tuesday before fleeing in a green Audi A4.

"When the driver of the Audi spotted a police vehicle, he tried to speed away from police, but in his attempt to get away he crashed the vehicle into a house in Valhalla Park."

No one was injured in the crash.

Filander said the accused was recovering in hospital.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila identified the accused as Riedwaan Bartes, 22, who was appearing on a dagga possession charge.

He had been standing in a queue waiting to enter the court building when the shots were fired.

"Many of the courts adjourned for a short period. They resumed after calm, an hour later, returned. Rumours of members of the public being turned away from the court are not true," Ntabazalila said.

- SAPA
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