Three shot and killed

Police are urging residents to come forward with information after three men were murdered in Beacon Valley and Portland over the weekend.

A 23-year-old was shot dead in Kennetjie Street, Beacon Valley on Sunday July 10 at 8.01pm. Police found the man in the road with gunshot wounds to his chest.

Later that day, a 31-year-old had been shot dead in the yard of his home in Buckingham Way, Portland on Sunday July 10 at 10.15pm.

He had sustained three gunshot wounds to his chest and one to his head.

At 6.10am the previous day, Saturday July 9, police found a man, lying face-up, with several gunshot wounds to his body, in Hopscotch Street in Beacon Valley.

No arrests have been made in connection with any of these incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Bradley Schuurman of the Mitchell’s Plain Crime Investigation Unit at 021 370 1782.

Drug arests

A 28-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of 26 bank packets of dagga in Blesbok Street in Eastridge on Tuesday July 5, at 1.45pm.

Two people were arrested for being in possession of drugs, including a unit of heroin and 54 counterfeit CDs during a police stop-and-search operation at the Town Centre on Friday July 1.

Members of Mitchell’s Plain SAPS and the Tactical Response Team, Lentegeur SAPS members, and Philipi SAPS members cordoned the CBD and searched 61 people during the operation, which was run from 1pm to 3pm.

Four paypoints and hotspots were also visited during the course of the operation.