PE Flying Squad arrest teenager with stolen firearm

EASTERN CAPE – Port Elizabeth Flying Squad members arrested a 16-year-old teenager minutes after a shooting incident occurred in Statice Street in Bethelsdorp last night, 17 September 2020.

It is alleged that on 17 September 2020 at about 20:30, the victim (age unknown) was walking in a passageway in Statice Street when he noticed two unknown males in front of him. They called him and as he neared them, one of them produced a firearm and shot at him. He was shot on his left upper leg.

At about 20:45, PE Flying Squad members were in the vicinity and spotted two males running from the scene in Bellflower Road. They chased after the alleged suspects on foot through an open field. Both males were apprehended.  A .38 revolver was found in the possession of the teenager. He was detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Detectives will be probing the possible link to the attempted murder in Statice Street. The firearm was reported stolen in Walmer in September 2019. The firearm will be sent to ballistics for analysis.

The teenager is expected to appear in court soon.

 

Source: South African Police Service

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