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Suspects arrested for suspected gang-related weekend shooting spree

Nov 7, 2016
Suspects arrested for suspected gang-related weekend shooting spree

Two suspects, aged 20 and 28 years old, are expected in court soon after they were arrested at two separate hospitals in the Nelson Mandela Metro where they were being treated for gunshot wounds to their arms.

According to Port Elizabeth police, the second suspect was arrested at about 10:30 on Sunday morning while the first suspect was arrested on Saturday night.

"It is alleged that the suspects are possibly linked to three separate shooting incidents, which took place on Saturday night in the Bethelsdorp area.

"At about 22:30, the complainant (23) was sleeping in her Briggs Road house with her boyfriend when the back door was kicked in and suspects started firing through the closed bedroom door. The complainant sustained a gunshot wound to her leg," said the police.

Cases of attempted murder are under investigation.

"In the second incident, the complainant (46) was sleeping in his Gloxina Street house in Bethelsdorp when he was awakened by shots been fired at his house."

No injuries were sustained however police are investigating cases of attempted murder.

"In the third incident, during the early hours of Sunday morning, at about 01:30, the complainant (23) was sleeping with his two brothers in their Bellflower Street house when shots were fired at their house," the police said.

No injuries and three counts of attempted murder have been opened in this particular case.

The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.