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Known Shauderville gangster shot after dropping off fiance at school

FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Known Shauderville gangster shot after dropping off fiance at school

A 29 year-old known gangster was shot and wounded outside a primary school in Shauderville, Port Elizabeth, on Friday morning, at around 07:50am.

"The man had just dropped off his fiancé, a teacher at the school and as he drove out the school gates, shots were fired from a white VW Golf," said police spokesperson, Colonel  Priscilla Naidu.

"The man sustained three bullet wounds to his left shoulder. He was taken to hospital for treatment."

No suspects arrested and police are investigating a case of attempted murder.

She said that police are appealing to the communities in the Northern areas to come forward and assist them in tracing the suspect/s.

"Information may be reported anonymously  on 08600 10111. All information reported to police will be treated as strictly confidential. Be the eyes and ears of the police and work together with them in eradicating lawlessness in the Northern areas."

In another incident, a 19 year-old teenager is expected to appear in court soon on two charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

"It is alleged that on Thursday, at about 18:15, the complainant (25 years) was walking on the road  in Bethelsdorp when the suspect approached him and opened fire," described Naidu.

"At the same time, police heard the gunshots and immediately responded.

"The suspect also fired at police. A chase ensued on foot and the suspect was apprehended when he ran into a house and jumped into a bed. The suspect is unknown at the house."

A Norinco 9mm firearm was confiscated by police. No injuries sustained.

On Wednesday, one person was killed, while five others injured in three separate shootings. The shooting incidents all occurred within the time span of three hours. Read more: ONE KILLED, FIVE WOUNDED IN NORTHERN AREAS GANG VIOLENCE.

Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS), Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is expected to lead a delegation of Ministers, Deputy Ministers and MECs on a community outreach and Imbizo programme to Port Elizabeth's troubled Northern Areas on Monday. The visit will focus on Gelvandale and Booysen’s Park. Read more: NORTHERN AREAS GANG WARS GET GOVERNMENT ATTENTION.