News: Two arrests for Elsies River multiple murders

CAPE TOWN - Soon after the gruesome murder of four people in Elsies River, the Anti-Gang Unit members with Elsies River Crime Prevention police officers and Crime Intelligence worked through the night and arrested two suspects aged 30 and 36. It is alleged that at 23:00, the suspects forced their way into a residence in Northmead Court Melton Road, Clarke Estate and started shooting randomly. As a result three children and a 19-year-old were killed instantly. The deceased children are aged 10, 2 and 12. Two women in their thirties, who are believed to be the mothers of the deceased children sustained serious gunshot wounds. They are currently in hospital.

SAPS forces comprising AGU members, Elsies River Crime Prevention and intelligence operatives descended on specific places in search of the suspects. Early this morning they arrested a 30-year-old suspect in the area. A few hours later another suspect aged 36 was apprehended. They are expected to appear in court as soon as they are charged.

The investigation is looking into all avenues including the possibility that the incident might be gang related.

Source: South African Police Service