9 held in Cape Town for illegal firearms

2012-06-21 22:13

Johannesburg - Nine people were arrested in Hanover Park, Cape Town, on Thursday afternoon for possession of illegal firearms, Western Cape police said.

"Three firearms were confiscated during two separate incidents," Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said.

The first saw a 15-year-old boy and his 61-year-old father arrested for possessing two illegal firearms. In the second case seven youths aged between 16 and 20 were arrested for being in possession of a stolen gun.

The arrests took place following violence in Hanover Park earlier on Thursday.

A 20-year-old man was shot and injured at 03:50, several shots were fired at a police car at 09:50 with no injuries reported, and a 55-year-old woman was injured after being shot at 13:40.

Police would continue to maintain a large presence in Hanover Park.