13 arrested and 18 firearms seized after a shootout between two alleged Gauteng security companies

 PHOTO: SAPS/ Confiscated weapons 

Gauteng police arrested 13 suspects and seized 18 firearms with ammunition at Kagiso following a shootout between two alleged security companies.

The police members from West Rand District attended to a shooting incident where they found two groups of what is believed to be security companies affiliated to two different taxi associations shooting at each other.

When the police approached, the occupants from the armored vehicle started jumping out and fleeing on foot. Thirteen suspects were cornered and arrested while 13 riffles, four pistols including ammunition and magazines were seized from the scene and one firearm was found hidden at a nearby filling station.

According to the Police’s colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi said two people from one of the groups where injured during the shootout and were taken to hospital. 

“All seized firearms will be subjected to further investigations and ballistic testing to ascertain if they were not used in the commission of other serious and violent crimes,” said colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi.

All arrested suspects are expected to appear before court on charges of attempted murder and discharging of firearm in a municipal area, while Police investigations continue.


Done by: Esona Mfazwe


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