Three shot dead

Manenberg police arrested two men for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, in two separate incidents on Tuesday April 9.

Police are hunting the killers of two men and a woman, who were gunned down, as they sat in a car in Hanover Park.

The trio were sitting in a red Volkswagen in Hannal Walk when they were killed at 3.40am on Friday April 12, according to Philippi police spokesman, Lance Goliath.

The two dead men were 44 and 26. The woman was 32.

“There were no cartridges found on the scene, and the unknown suspects fled the scene on foot and are still at large. The motive behind the killings are yet to be determined,” Captain Goliath said.

Contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111, investigating officer Detective Constable Sebranheim Meintjies at 071 673 2095 or the Anti-Gang Unit at 021 843 1900 if you have information.

Anti-Gang Unit officers arrested two men in separate incidents, in Manenberg, for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Tuesday April 9.

The officers were on foot patrol in Thames Avenue when they heard gunshots. They arrested a 19-year-old, at 7.30pm, who was carrying a 9mm pistol with seven rounds of ammunition.

According Manenberg police spokesman Captain Ian Bennett, the gun belonged to someone who had died, but it had not been reported stolen.

Later, at 11pm, more gunshots were heard in Thames Avenue and a 27-year-old man was arrested for carrying a 9mm pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition.

Athlone police are trying to identify the body of a man, found along the N2 freeway, between Jakes Gerwel Drive and Bhunga Avenue, on Monday April 8 at about 3.30am. Call Detective Warrant Officer Ian Falken at 021 697 9245 if you can help.

On Sunday April 7, at 1.20pm, a 42-year-old man was shot and killed and a 28-year-old man was wounded in his arm after a gambling game between rival gangsters turned fatal.

According to Captain Bennett, the group who lost the game walked away but returned later, and one of them started shooting randomly at the others who were still gambling.

“It seems as if the men were in conflict over an assault which took place a week before and this was in retaliation for the assault. These men, even though they belong to different gangs, were acquaintances of one another and gambled together frequently. No arrests have been made,” Captain Bennett said.

Anyone with information can call Manenberg SAPS at 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.