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Three arrested after shooting at Motherwell police

Aug 10, 2017
Three arrested after shooting at Motherwell police

Three suspects, aged 27, 31 and 38 years old, were arrested by Motherwell police after shooting at police officers from their shop in Weza Street, in NU6, Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday night.

"This unfolded after Motherwell Crime Prevention Unit members on patrol at 22:30, noticed something suspicious at M&C Supermarket, as the doors to the premises were slightly open," described police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"On closer inspection, shots were fired at the police members from within the shop. The members took cover, and after several minutes, the members tactically arrested the three suspects without further shots being fired at them."

The suspects were found in possession of a 7.65 pistol and seven rounds of ammunition.

"It was later established that the firearm was a stolen firearm from the KZN area. No police members or persons were injured in the incident," said Captain Beetge.

The three suspects will face charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition when they appear before the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Thursday.