Fatal shooting in Portland

Two men aged 24 and 27 were arrested for housebreaking and theft in Bayview.

Two Mitchell’s Plain residents, one 14 and the other 26 years old, died after a shooting on the corner of Merrydale Avenue and Miami Way in Portland, around 11pm, on Tuesday November 29.

According to police, the two suspects had been driving a white Fiat Uno, with the registration number, CA 498 094, before stopping in Merrydale Avenue.

Mitchell’s Plain police spokesperson Captain Ian Williams said the suspects then walked through an alley into Miami Way and approached the victims from behind and started shooting at them.

“Both victims were shot in the head and then (the shooters) fled the scene in the vehicle. The 26-year-old passed away on the scene and the 14-year-old was admitted to hospital in a critical condition, but passed away the following day.

“The victims were not gang members. The motive for the attack is unknown. The registration plates were falsified,” Captain Williams said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Randall Davids of Mitchell’s Plain Crime Investigation Department at 021 3701782 or 081 567 2810.

Two men aged 24 and 27 were arrested for housebreaking and theft in Octopus Road in Bayview, on Wednesday November 30.

According to police, the suspects tried to force open the front door of the house, and fled the scene in a red VW just before the police arrived. The police spotted the vehicle and gave chase after the men. They were then arrested in Spine Road in Khayelitsha.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the investigating officer Detective Constable Elton Williams of Strandfontein Crime Investigation Department at 083 482 4286.

Mitchell’s Plain SAPS commemorated World Aids day at the station on Thursday December 1. Members of the domestic violence, victim support office and the Women’s Network and Men for Change organised the event.

A prayer service was conducted and a moment of silence observed for those affected by HIV/Aids.