Police arrest 34 in Manenberg

2017-03-02 18:41
Police secure the area in Pam Road, Manenberg after shooting erupted between rival Americans and Hard Livings gangs.

Police secure the area in Pam Road, Manenberg after shooting erupted between rival Americans and Hard Livings gangs.

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Manenberg police officers arrested 34 men between the ages of 18 and 40 during the course of today for attempted murder after gang violence erupted in the area on Wednesday.

According to Manenberg police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett, officers were deployed to the hotspot to identify and arrest gang members that are causing disruption in the Manenberg area. 

A 42-year-old taxi driver was caught in gang crossfire on Wednesday as rivals from the Americans and Hard Livings (HLs) opened fire on one another.

In another shooting incident this morning, a 33-year-old man was shot and injured in Pam Road after two men, identified as rival gang members from the Americans and HLs, opened fire on one another opposite Rio Grande Primary School on the corner of Renoster and Pam roads.

The 33-year-old man was shot in his right side and was rushed to hospital for treatment. 

Bennett also confirmed that stray bullets hit a Wendy house nearby, narrowly missing an eight-year-old girl, who was on the bed sleeping.

“We will leave no stone unturned and will not allow gangs to cause harm to the community by randomly firing shots at each other,” states Bennett.

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