A gang of four have been arrested following a shooting incident in Sea Cow Lake on Sunday.
It is alleged that two women were on their from work when approached by the gang. At gunpoint, the suspects allegedly demanded cellphones before shooting at them. “One victim was shot on the hip and the other managed to escape unharmed. They took the victim’s cellphone and fled the scene on foot,” said Captain Nqobile Gwala from KZN SAPS.
During the early hours of Tuesday morning, members of the Greenwood Park Trio Crime and Inanda Crime Prevention embarked in an operation in the Kenville area, searching for the suspects involved.
“The members proceeded to the area called Siyathuthuka Informal Settlement, Kenville where four suspects were found in possession of unlicensed firearms. The recovered firearms are two 9mm pistols, a revolver, a shotgun and an assortment of 13 live rounds of ammunition,” said Captain Gwala.
The arrested suspects, aged between 21 and 33, face charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and attempted murder. They are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court today.
“The suspects will be profiled to determine if they are linked to any other crimes committed in the area,” added Gwala.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the team for the swift arrest of the suspects and confiscating the unlicensed firearms in the hands of the criminals. “We are glad that the suspects were apprehended to prevent other serious crimes from being committed,” he said.