Bethelsdorp shooting, 2 men wounded, AGU arrest teenager

South African Police Service

Bethelsdorp shooting, 2 men wounded, AGU arrest teenager
Bethelsdorp shooting, 2 men wounded, AGU arrest teenager

An 18-year-old teenager was arrested on the afternoon of 20 September 2020, for an alleged shooting which took place during the early hours of the morning in Esterhuizen Street in Arcadia in Bethelsdorp.

It is alleged that at on Sunday, 20 September 2020 about 04:20, four friends were sitting by a fire in front of a house in Esterhuizen Street when the suspect walked passed them. As he walked pass, he produced a firearm and started shooting at the group. A 42-year-old man was shot in both arms and stomach while a 56-year-old was shot in his arm and leg. The other two males did not sustain any injuries.

Since the incident, police were on the hunt for the alleged suspect. At about 15:50, the Anti-Gang Unit members arrested him at his house in Jenniker Street. The suspect is a gang member while the victims are not affiliated to any gang. The motive is unknown at this stage.

He is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth magistrate court soon on four charges of attempted murder.

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