PE police swiftly arrest two after attempted gang-related murder

OCTOBER 31, 2016

Two men are expected in court after they were arrested by the Visible Gang Intervention Team for alleged involvement in an attempted murder case, which occurred on Friday in Kamma Street, Korsten, Port Elizabeth.

It is alleged that at about 21:00 on Friday, the complainant emerged from a house in Kamma Street and noticed two men walking towards him with firearms in their hands.

"Shots were fired at the complainant.

"He sustained gunshot wounds to his arms and upper leg," police said.

"At about 02:00, [on Saturday] morning, a 33-year old suspect was arrested at his house in Voissen Street while at 04:30 ,the another suspect, aged 26 years, was arrested at his house in Highfield Road Gelvandale.

"Both suspects detained on a charge of attempted murder."

Suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

The Cluster Commander for Mount Road Cluster, Major General Dawie Rabie commended all those involved in the arrest of the suspects and confiscation of the firearms. Excellent team work from all those involved resulted in the speedy arrests.

"The SAPS will continue to work tirelessly to combat gangsterism and its accompanying crimes of violence in the Northern Areas."