Extensive investigations led by Detective Warrant Officer Charl Muller and his team led to the apprehension of four men aged between 20 and 27. The arrests were made on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January following the two murders which had taken place in Kolobe Street, Masiphumelele, during the early hours of Friday morning, when a 34-year-old and a 36-year-old man had been shot. Both died on the scene. The detectives immediately followed up on the leads and gathered evidence which lead them to making the arrests. A fifth suspect was taken in for questioning but later released as he could not be linked to the shooting.