Two arrested for drive-by shooting in Heideveld

Metro Police officers arrested two suspects in connection with a drive-by shooting in Heideveld on Monday morning.

‘’Officers on patrol in the area at about 09:00 heard gunshots, and responded – community members informed them that two people were wounded by the occupants of a black Audi,’’ said Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons.

Officers searched the area and spotted the car, and gave chase. During the pursuit, the vehicle occupants threw a 9mm pistol from the window,’’ she added.

PICTURE: Metro police

The spokesperson added that members of the Camera Response Unit heard radio broadcasts that the Audi was headed their way, so they cleared the roadway and set up a post. Solomons says the suspects collided with the patrol vehicle and came to a standstill.

PICTURE: Metro police

Officers arrested two suspects, aged 28 and 32, on charges of attempted murder, reckless and negligent driving, possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The suspects were detained at Manenberg SAPS.


Done By: Mitchum George


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