Port Elizabeth: The unrelenting efforts and incessant patrols by our members to arrest criminals alleged to be involved in gang related shootings resulted in the swift arrest of a gang affiliate.
It is alleged that on Saturday, 3 February 2018 at about 07:00, the 19 year old victim and friends were drinking in Ferreira Street in Shauderville when a Nissan bakkie stopped near them. One person got out of the vehicle and walked towards the group. As the suspect got nearer, he pulled out a firearm and fired a shot at the victim. The victim was struck by the bullet in his left lower leg. A description and name of suspect was given to police and Gelvandale members patrolled the area in search of the suspect.
A short while later the suspect was spotted in Roos Street in a white BMW. The vehicle was stopped and searched. The occupants of the vehicle were also searched. One of the occupants fitted the description and name of the suspect. He was arrested and detained on a charge of attempted murder. The suspect is currently out on bail for another attempted murder case. He will appear in court on Monday, 5 February 2018 for the recent attempted murder.
The SAPS is committed in their quest in apprehending criminals especially gang members who are endangering the lives and instilling fear in many law abiding citizens in the Northern areas.