A three-year-old girl from Eerste River was shot and killed in a gang-related incident at 8.30pm on Tuesday, July 28.

“It is alleged that three unknown suspects stopped in front of a house in Normandie Street in Heather Park at 8.30pm and started shooting randomly. As a consequence, the three-year-old died in hospital after being hit in the head,” said South African Police Service spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa in a statement.

Police responded to the incident and started an investigation. Members of the Anti-Gang Unit deployed on the scene followed up on suspicious movement in a nearby house. Information led them to another house in the same street. Upon searching the house they found five firearms including a shotgun. Two teenagers were among the five suspects arrested in the search. The suspects have been charged with possession of illegal firearms.”

Meanwhile in Bishop Lavis, police seized two unlicensed firearms on Bluegum and Rosewood Roads and arrested two suspects in their thirties on Tuesday as well.
“In Bristol Road, Brown’s Farm, Nyanga two firearms were seized in a vehicle that police stopped yesterday. Three suspects  in their thirties were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms.
“Last night, police pounced on a suspected drug dealer in a block of flats in Maitland and confiscated firearm whose serial number was filed off. An assortment of drugs comprising of crystal meth and heroine were seized. A 35-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs and a prohibited firearm,” Potelwa said. “All arrested suspects are expected in court soon.”
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