Police searching for suspect after man, 30, shot dead

Police believe an incident, in which a 30-year-old man was shot dead on the evening of Monday August 13 was gang-related.

At 7.10pm police received a complaint of a shooting in Blinkwater Street, Tafelsig. There, police found a man, 30, who had been shot in the chest, lying on the ground. He was declared dead on the scene. It is believed the victim had gone to visit his girlfriend when he was shot at by members of a rival gang. No arrests have yet been made and police are investigating a case of murder. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Randall Davids of Mitchell’s Plain serious and Violent crimes unit at 082 777 8076.

Earlier that day, at 2.20pm, when police acted on a tip-off about ammunition being held at a house in Maroela Street, Eastridge, they found three live rounds of ammunition and arrested a woman, 29, who faces a charge of unlawful possession of ammunition. She is expected to appear in court soon.

Over the weekend police had arrested three men on charges relating to the possession of drugs and firearms.

One of them was an alleged gang member who was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning August 12 for possession of a firearm of which the serial number had been filed off. When police arrested the man in Bietou Street, Eastridge, they also seized a .38 calibre revolver with six live rounds.

On Saturday August 11 at 4.45pm, police received information that firearms and ammunition were being stored at a house in Tempest Street, Rocklands. When they searched the premises, officers found a Walther semi-automatic pistol with five live rounds of ammunition, and arrested a 50-year-old man.

On Friday August 10 at 10.50pm, police arrested man, 23, for dealing in drugs in Piccadilly Street, Portland after they noticed two suspicious looking men in the street. When police approached the men, they ran into a known drug house and officers pursued them on foot. 

One of the men was apprehended inside the house where police confiscated 127 small plastic packets of tik, 22 whole mandrax tablets, a magazine with 12 live rounds of ammunition and R 1 550 in cash.

The drugs have an estimated street value of R 5 000.

All the suspects appeared in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court  on Monday August 13 on charges relating to dealing in drugs, possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition.

To report crime, you can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.