Man arrested for killing one and injuring another in Hanover Park; Second suspect sought

A 20-year-old man, believed to have been involved in killing a 37-year-old man, and injuring a 30-year-old at Algoa Court in Hanover Park on Tuesday morning, has been arrested.


The police’s Malcolm Pojie said that the injured man was transported to hospital with private transport, and is in a serious condition.

‘’Preliminary investigation reveals that members responded rapidly to a shooting incident [at about 07:15] this morning, after being alerted by members of the public. Upon arrival at the scene, the members learnt that two men were shot by two unknown assailants,’’ said Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie.

‘’Witness accounts and information gathered on scene led integrated forces to the 20-year-old suspect who was found in close vicinity of the scene. He was arrested and detained, facing a charges of murder and attempted murder that were opened for further investigation,’’ he added.

He added that a second suspect is being sought. The police spokesperson alleges that the incident could be gang related.

‘’ The second suspect is still at large, and an appeal is made to anyone with information to please contact the local police or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. The possibility that the incident is gang related cannot be ruled out and forms part of further investigation into the incident,’’ said Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie.


Done By: Mitchum George


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