Crime wrap: Retreat

2019-08-27 06:00
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  • Lavender Hill: The circumstances surrounding a shooting incident on Sunday 4 August at about 20:50 in Parkin Court, Lavender Hill, where a 27-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded, and a 18-year-old man was shot and wounded is under investigation by Steenberg police. The motive for the shooting is gang-related and the suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. Anyone with any information can contact Steenberg police on 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

  • Cafda: The vigilance of the Steenberg crime prevention unit landed a 19-year-old suspect behind bars for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition after he was caught in Gordon Searle Street, Cafda, at about 01:30 on Wednesday 7 August.

  • Lavender Hill: The circumstances surrounding a shooting incident at about 15:16 on Thursday 7 August in De Waal Court, Lavender Hill, is under investigation by Steenberg police. A 23-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded. The motive for the shooting is gang-related. A 20-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with the murder and will appear in Wynberg magistrate’s court once he has been charged.

  • Lavender Hill: A case of murder was opened for investigation at Steenberg police station after a 27-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded in Depsiton Crescent, Lavender Hill, at about 18:00 by unknown suspects who fled the scene on Saturday 10 August. The motive for the shooting is gang-related and suspects are yet to be arrested.

  • Lavender Hill: On Sunday 11 August at about 20:40 in Depsiton Crescent, a 55-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded and a 30-year-old man was shot and wounded by unknown suspects who fled the scene and yet to be arrested. The motive for the shooting is gang-related.

  • Hillview: On Monday 12 August, Muizenberg crime prevention unit apprehended two suspects during foot patrols in Village Heights, Hillview. Both suspects, aged 28 and 29, residents of Hillview and Montaque Village respectively, were detained at Muizenberg police station for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

  • Lavender Hill: The circumstances surrounding a shooting incident in Welton Road at about 09:45 on Friday 16 August is under investigation. A 23-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded, and the suspects who fled the scene are yet to be arrested. The motive for the shooting is gang-related.

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