Four suspects arrested after shootout with police

2019-03-08 16:47
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A high-speed shootout between alleged suspects and KwaZulu-Natal flying squad officials happened after a positive tracker signal from a hijacked vehicle was received on Thursday night in Glen Anil, Durban North.

Police pursued the vehicle the four alleged hijackers were in but attempts to stop the car failed and the alleged suspects sped off towards the R102.

A high-speed chase ensued followed by a shootout between police and the alleged hijackers.

The tracked vehicle was eventually stopped with the help of police officers from the Inanda Cluster and two alleged suspects were immediately arrested. The other two were found hiding in nearby bushes and were apprehended.  One of the alleged hijackers sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg. 

KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane told DRUM that the alleged suspects were searched and found in possession of suspected stolen cellphones and an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The vehicle used by the alleged hijackers, who are between the ages of 20 and 22, was stolen in Greenwood Park, Durban North.

The four will appear in the Verulam magistrate’s court next week where they face charges of possession of suspected stolen property, attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.


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