Suspect arrested for Hillbrow Theatre shooting

2017-08-28 17:30
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Johannesburg – A man has been arrested in connection with the Hillbrow Theatre shooting that left one person dead and several others injured.

This after police launched a manhunt following the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gauteng police said the suspect, 33, was arrested after he was allegedly involved in an armed robbery after the theatre shooting on Sunday.

At the time, police did not know that the same man was allegedly involved in the shooting at the theatre. 

Gauteng police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said police connected the suspect to the theatre shooting, on Monday, following further investigation.

The man is currently undergoing medical treatment at the Tembisa hospital, he said.

Dlamini was unable to say how the suspect was hurt or what his injuries were. 

He is expected to appear in court within the next 48 hours. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm. 

Also read: Joburg City Theatres to review security measures

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