Bryanston school shooting suspect flees

2012-01-24 09:31

Cape Town - A suspect managed to flee the scene of a shooting with police outside Bryanston Parallel Medium Primary on Tuesday.

No injuries have been reported, eNews said.

The incident happened after a security guard at the school noticed a suspicious man in a vehicle outside the school premises and alerted police.

Police officers arrived and a shoot-out began.

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  • Paul - 2012-01-24 09:40

    Now were is safe

      Pam - 2012-01-24 09:54


  • Justin - 2012-01-24 09:42

    atleast the security guard was alert!!! 10 out of 10 for him

      Kerry - 2012-01-24 11:11

      Give that man a bells!

  • Piet - 2012-01-24 09:48

    What about the rest of the story? What did they do at the school? Did they try to steal children? Or was it maybe a syndicate that targets SUV's! You guys suck!

      Jacky - 2012-01-24 09:54

      Be fair - they got the story from EWN, not their own reporters, at the end they ask are you there, do you have info. In the days of Tv and Newspapers only it took 12 - 24 hours to hear about stuff, now we expect the reporters to be everywhere instantly. Maybe News agencies should hold back on stories, but with twitter and fb and such like news gets out as gossip - give them a chance.

      Terrence - 2012-01-24 14:40

      @Piet. I was there. From what I understand this cretin of a human being uses a jamming device of some sort to block signals from car central locking remotes. He then proceeds to steal everything inside the car when parents go into the school to drop their kids. Police where aware of a syndicate and where patrolling the schools in the area. They did engage this low life but traffic at that time of the morning allowed him to escape after shots were fired. The piece of crap managed to drive into one of the parents cars while making his getaway.

  • ria.reeves - 2012-01-24 10:02

    I was just at the school and the teachers assured me that the kids are all fine. It is shocking that something like this should happen where children are at play or waiting to enter classrooms. The suspect was shot twice but managed to escape. Hopefully he will be tracked down as soon as he seeks medical attention. He should be handed to the parents of the children attending the school... Would love to empty a can of pepperspray on him!

  • Inge - 2012-01-24 10:20

    No children targeted - thank goodness! They manage to get into vehicles and remove laptops, handbags and cell phones. Unfortunatly the second incident at this school, so great to see some action. However, police response so far has been dismal as my car was cleaned out on Thursday last week and I am still waiting to hear from the so-called detectives who are suppose to call me. Watch out all - no physical break in, so they have some way of getting into your car. I have only heard of SUV's beign targeted. Make sure to check that your car has actually locked when you walk away. Some shopping areas also targeted.

      Irene - 2012-01-24 11:37

      A friend's car was also opened and laptop etc. removed. The thieves open with a remote, apparently they can set it to your own while you are locking your car. People suggest you lock doors with your key, if you can. Worst part is that insurers are loath to pay out, as there is no damage to car and they do not know if you are being honest!!

  • Jason - 2012-01-24 11:11

    What does Cape Town have to do with anything? Attention to detail News24!

      kitneyi - 2012-01-24 11:40

      It is where the article was sourced from! Many times there are events in Cape Town where Johannesburg is afore mentioned as the article was sourced from a news agency in JHB

  • Gideon - 2012-01-24 11:49

    I can just hear Gun Free South Africa: "But the school is a gun free zone! How on earth did criminals manage to bring guns into a gun free zone? We put up little signs and everything!" Duuuuuuuh! You are the weakest link, goodbye!

      Gideon - 2012-01-24 12:47

      Obviously I am offending some GFSA fanatics...hahahahahaaa!

  • Dawn - 2012-01-24 11:58

    This is for every single person ( you included Sargon) who make negative comments on articles reported on News.24 involving the South African Police. Keep your unintelligent and misinformed comments to yourself. The Police are damned if they do and damned if they don,t. Why don.t you rather do something positive like becoming a Police Reservist. I know a number of Police Reservists who put their lives at risk for absolutely no renumeration to protect and serve the ungrateful public.

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