Gang of murderers arrested after shooting spree, Khayelitsha

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Gang of murderers arrested after shooting spree, Khayelitsha
Gang of murderers arrested after shooting spree, Khayelitsha

Swift response by the Harare police brought four perpetrators to book following three murders that occurred on Thursday, 22 March 2018, in the Harare policing precinct.

The first incident took place at Bukwayo Street, Harare, in Khayelitsha, at 02:45 where four suspects driving a white VW Polo motor vehicle allegedly shot and fatally wounded a 36 year old victim. Another victim sustained serious injuries during the same incident and is recovering in hospital.

At 07:30, the four suspects allegedly moved to the Endlovini informal settlement in Khayelitsha and met up with another victim, whom they shot several times. He passed away on the scene. They proceeded to Hlobo Street in Harare, Khayelitsha, just a few minutes after the second murder, where they allegedly shot a 27 year old victim, who also passed away on the scene.

The police are investigating the circumstances of all these murders.

Police launched a manhunt for the suspects and Friday they arrested four suspects, aged 20, 21, 22 and 33. They also recovered a Norinco pistol with live rounds of ammunition. All the suspects will appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 26 March 2018, on three counts of murder and one of attempted murder. An additional charge of the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition will be added to two of the suspects.

The Western Cape SAPS management commended the team involved in ensuring that unlicensed firearms were removed and the perpetrators were brought to justice.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service