Two die in shoot-out with police

2011-12-13 15:50

Johannesburg - Two men, wanted for murder, were killed in a shoot-out with police at a house in Amaoti, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

The shoot-out took place around 22:00 on Monday after police approached a house where they believed the suspected killers were staying, said Colonel Jay Naicker.

"The suspects allegedly opened fire on them. Police officers returned fire fatally wounding two suspects," said Naicker.

Another two men were injured in the shoot-out and taken to hospital.

Eight others who were in the house at the time, were arrested.

Police suspect all 12 men were involved in a shooting at a tavern in Amaoti on Saturday when a group of people opened fire on patrons, killing two people and wounding three others.

The reason for the shooting was unknown.

"The arrested suspects will be charged with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition."

They would appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court soon, said Naicker.

  • procold2 - 2011-12-13 15:57

    good job

      Lulama - 2011-12-13 16:00

      Someone had to die and luckely it's the murderers!

      Anthony - 2011-12-13 16:07

      cops aim not good only two dead out of 12

      Deborah - 2011-12-13 22:05


  • Kyle - 2011-12-13 15:58

    Well done boys in blue! This is what we love to read about!

  • Jerolan - 2011-12-13 15:58

    Score one for the cops

  • Michelle - 2011-12-13 15:59

    The reason for the shooting was unknown" Obviously!! They don't need a reason, Julius tells them it's their right!!

  • Steve - 2011-12-13 16:08

    Good. Kill the bastards...

  • Shirley - 2011-12-13 16:21

    Well done!!!! Pity this doesnt happen more often! Its nice to hear police doing their job. Normally headlines would read "police help suspect escape from custody"

  • Tia - 2011-12-13 16:22

    Two down.......why bother arresting the others, they will be back on the streets soon enough to do some more serious damage! Well done, SAPS, they have taken enough of your comrades already.

  • Jimmy - 2011-12-13 16:22

    Nice , pitty they didnt manage to exterminate them all.

  • Craig - 2011-12-13 18:05

    Give those Cops a Bell's! At least my tax money won't be wasted feeding, clothing and boarding these Scumbag Bastards. Pity they did not kill the rest of the scumbags.

  • SNG62 - 2011-12-14 11:03

    Well done SAPS!

  • Gail - 2011-12-14 14:33

    Well done SAPS. We applaud you for removing these two thugs from society. More more more is what I'm shouting. And lest you think I'm heartless because they didn't get their day in court or were innocent - if you hang out with people with unlicensed guns which they are unafraid of shooting even the police with then sadly this is what happens to you. Birds of a feather flock together.

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