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Suspect nabbed by Port Elizabeth police following drive-by shooting

Nov 18, 2019
Suspect nabbed by Port Elizabeth police following drive-by shooting

Port Elizabeth - Concerted efforts Port Elizabeth police in recovering illegal firearms in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth are proving successful as a fifth firearm was recovered just this weekend.

"On Sunday, at about 13:50, as part of the festive season operations, SAPS Gelvandale members responded to information received of suspicious males in a Toyota Quantum bakkie with firearms in Durban Road," explained police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The bakkie was pulled over at the corners of Haworthia and Beetlestone Roads in Malabar.

"On searching the vehicle, a revolver was found hidden under a cover in the vehicle."

She said that an enquiry docket was opened in relation to the firearm.

"Members also identified a 28-year-old suspect allegedly involved in a shooting incident, which took place on Saturday night in Van Duuren Street," Col Naidu added.

"It is alleged that at about 17:30, the two complainants were sitting in front of a house when a gold VW Polo drove pass and one person started shooting at them.

"No injuries were sustained and the suspect is known to the complainants."

The suspect was arrested, detained and charged on two cases of attempted murder.

He will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"The recovered firearm will be sent to ballistics for analysis. The serial number has been filed off."

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