Gelvandale youth dies in hail of bullets in suspected gang-related shooting

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

A 20-year-old Port Elizabeth youth died in a hail of bullets in another suspected gang-related shooting in the city’s Northern areas, police said.

Police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, said that the victim was shot dead by two men in front of a house in Kobus Road in Gelvandale on Sunday afternoon.

She said that police officers who responded to the shooting came under attack from the community who damaged two police vehicles.

Meanwhile, Janse Van Rensbrug said that members of the Tactical Response Team and Gelvandale police arrested two men seperately for being in the possession of illegal firearms.

She said that they will also investigate a possible link to the Kobus Road shooting.