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45-year-old Jeffreys Bay man escapes gang hit unscathed, suspect in custody

Jan 9, 2017
45-year-old Jeffreys Bay man escapes gang hit unscathed, suspect in custody

A 30-year-old suspected gang affiliate is expected in court after he was arrested by police shortly after an alleged shooting incident, which took place on Saturday night in Tuna Street, Pellrus, in Jeffrey’s Bay.

According to police information, at about 22:15, a group of men forced their way into the house and one suspect started shooting at the complainant.

"The complainant (45) escaped unscathed," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"Shortly after the shooting, Humansdorp K9 Unit followed up on information on the whereabouts of the suspects.

"Five men were found at a house in Dolphin Street, which is also in Pellrus."

She said that the men were questioned by police and one person was detained at SAPS Jeffrey’s Bay on a charge of attempted murder and pointing of a firearm.

"The suspect is affiliated to the Rough Riders gang," added Colonel Naidu.

"Motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage.

"The suspect will appear in the Humansdorp magistrate court on Monday."