Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Three wounded after taxi-related shooting

By Odette Ismail
22 May 2007

Police arrested 14 members of the taxi industry in Kraaifontein this morning on charges of attempted murder and being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Police arrived at the corner of Old Paarl and Okavango Roads, Northpine and during intervention police made the arrests and confiscated eight licensed firearms.

“ We have confirmed that three men from the taxi fraternity sustained less serious wounds and was taken to hospital fro medical attention ”, says police spokesperson Captain Elliot Sinyangana.

Police refuse to divulge which taxi associations were involved in the shooting, but It is alleged that the fighting had been between taxi associations Codetta and Cata however police could not confirm this.

The motive for the shooting incident is being investigated.

The suspects are to appear in court on Thursday at the Kuilsriver Magistrates court. They are facing charges of attempted murder and a further charge of the possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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