Four men killed in Tafelsig drive-by shooting

Police arrested a man, 32, for possession of a firearm and ammunition in Beacon Valley.

A drive-by shooting in Tafelsig left four men dead.

The incident happened in Maureen Street, on Saturday March 27, at 11.30am.

When police arrived at the scene they found five men who had been shot, four of whom were dead.

The other man, 37, had sustained gunshot wounds to his chin and right foot. It is allegedly that a red vehicle had stopped at Tafelberg Road and two unknown men had started shooting at the victims.

Police are investigating a case of murder and a second charge of attempted murder but no arrests have yet been made. They believe the shooting may be gang related.

Anyone who might have information on the shooting should contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Bradley Schuurman of Mitchell’s Plain Anti-Gang Unit Crimes investigation department at 071 673 3841.

The following day, Sunday March 28, Mitchell’s Plain SAPS arrested a man, 27, for armed robbery in Tafelsig. He had a firearm and ammunition on him.

It was around 1.30pm that Mitchell’s Plain SAPS was alerted to an armed robbery at Swartklip Street, Tafelsig, during which a man had had a firearm pointed at him and his cellphone taken.

Police identified the suspect who fitted the description and when they searched him, found a silver 9mm firearm, one magazine and six rounds of ammunition. The police arrested the man, who faces charges of armed robbery and possession of firearm and ammunition.

In another case, police arrested a man for the possession of a firearm and ammunition in Beacon Valley.

On Thursday March 25 at 5.30am members of Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ Organised Crime Unit were patrolling in Muurbal Street, Beacon Valley when they became suspicious of a vehicle parked in front of a house.

Police stopped and approached the vehicle, and when they searched the two men inside, the found a silver and black 9mm pistol, one magazine and six live rounds. Police arrested a 32-year-old man who faces a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. The suspect is believed to be a gang member and is due to appear in court soon.