‘Drunk’ men held for firing shots in air at PE beach

2016-11-12 16:18


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Cape Town – Two men believed to be heavily drunk were arrested for allegedly firing shots in the air at a beach in Port Elizabeth, police said on Saturday.

No one sustained any injuries, but the arrests at Kings Beach on Friday night were made in terms of the Firearms Control Act, according to the SA Police Service Facebook page.

The men, found in a bakkie, were arrested and detained.

Both were charged with discharging a firearm in a built-up area and negligent handling of a firearm. One was also charged with drunken driving and reckless/negligent driving.

Police confiscated the licensed handgun and ammunition.

They were set to appear in court on Monday.

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