Two killed, one injured by gun violence

A 45-year-old man was arrested for the illegal possession of drugs in Hanover Park.

Two people have been killed and one has been injured during separate shootings in Manenberg last week.

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed on Tuesday October 17 while standing in Grieta Court, Manenberg. According to Manenberg SAPS spokesman, Captain Ian Bennett, three men shot him several times, hitting him in his head and buttocks. He died on the scene.

Ten cartridges and three projectiles were found on the scene.

The man does not belong to any gang.

The suspects fled the scene on foot. A case of murder is being investigated and no arrests have been made.

On the same day, a 21-year-old woman was shot and killed while sleeping. It is alleged that the woman and her 23-year-old male friend were sleeping in a wendy house in Thames Walk, Manenberg, when they were shot at through the side of the wendy house. The woman was hit in the shoulder and arm. She died at the scene.

The man was shot in his neck and was rushed to Heideveld Emergency Centre for medical treatment. The shooters fled the scene and are yet to be arrested.

Cases of murder and attempted murder are being investigated.

Also on the day, a 17-year-old teenager was shot and injured in Humber Street, Manenberg, after a group of men walking past fired several shots at him, hitting him in the right hand and right side of his head.

He was rushed to hospital for medical treatment and is unconscious and in a serious condition. The men fled the scene on foot and are yet to be arrested.

A case of attempted murder has been opened.

A 19 year old was arrested after trying to rob a 21-year-old man who was heading to work along Robert Sobukwe Road in Bonteheuwel on Thursday October 19. The magazine fell out of the gun and the victim fought back.

The suspect ran away and the victim and two bystanders gave chase.

Metro police officers on their way to work spotted the commotion and stopped to assist.

The victim explained what had happened and handed the suspect over for arrest. The teenager appeared in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on Monday October 23.

Manenberg police were attacked by members of the community on Sunday October 22 while making an arrest.

Police were conducting a crime prevention operation in the area when they stopped and searched a man in Rhone Walk, Manenberg, who was in possession of a carrier bag with a large amount of dagga in it.

Residents then started to pelt the police with stones, insisting that they release the suspect.

A police officer was stabbed in his arm and the police vehicle was damaged by stones.

Police arrested 18 people for public violence. They managed to secure the suspect who appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday October 23.

Police arrested seven suspects, including a 13 and 17 year old, for the illegal possession of drugs in Groenhall Walk, Rywood Road, Tiberius Court, Ryberg Road, Hanlyn Road, Johndown Walk and Hanlyn Crescent, Hanover Park, on Wednesday October 18.

Two men aged, 30 and 31, and a 26-year-old woman were arrested on warrants of arrest on the same day.

A 26-year-old man was also arrested for being found in possession of an illegal 9mm firearm and ammunition shortly after a shooting incident in Red River Road which left a 28-year-old man dead and a 38-year-old woman wounded. The police investigation continues.

On Monday October 16, a man was hijacked of his gold VW Polo Playa while driving down Klipfontein Road in Athlone.

When he came to the traffic light and was stationary, two men with a gun approached him and threatened him, demanding his car and also told him to withdraw money from the garage and then drove off.

No shots were fired and no injuries were sustained.

The value of items stolen is R126 600.

On Tuesday October 17, a 24-year-old man was at a house in Athlone Street, Athlone, when he was approached by a man and a woman who threatened him with a gun, demanding his iPhone and documents.

Once the items were taken, they fled on foot.

No shots were fired and no injuries were sustained.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Athlone SAPS on 021 697 9238/39.

Three men aged 21 to 28 were arrested on Thursday October 19 in three separate incidents.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in Thames Walk, Manenberg, for the possession of a 9mm gun loaded with eight bullets.

In the second incident, another 21-year-old man was arrested for the possession of a gun and bullets. He was walking in Venster Street, Manenberg. When he spotted police he threw something down. When the police conducted a search, they picked up a 9mm gun with bullets.

In the third incident, police carried out search warrants in Beatrix Avenue, Manenberg, where they found a 28-year-old man in the house with 34 half mandrax tablets and 15 bullets in his track pants pocket.

The three men appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Friday October 20.

Lansdowne police arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday October 18 after a robbery at Cake and Candy on the corner of Belgravia and Repulse roads on Friday October 13.

Six men entered Cake and Candy and held the complainant and customers at gunpoint.

They took cash from the till, and cellphones from the complainant as well from the customers. One shot was fired, however, no one was injured.

The men fled the scene in a white vehicle but one man was left behind and the complainant, with the help of community members, managed to catch him and handed him to the police. Five suspects are yet to be arrested.

Anyone with information can contact Lansdowne detectives at 021 700 9000.