Police seize18 firearms, score of ammunition and arrest 13 suspects

On 8 November, the police arrested 13 suspects and seized 18 firearms with ammunition at Kagiso following a shootout between two alleged security companies.

It is reported that, the police members from West Rand District attended to a shooting incident whereby upon arrival they found two groups of what is believed to be security companies affiliated to two different taxi associations shooting at each other.

When the police approached, the occupants from the armoured vehicle started jumping out and fleeing on foot. Thirteen suspects were cornered and arrested while 13 riffles, four pistols including scores of ammunition and magazines were seized from the scene and one firearm was found hidden at a nearby filling station.

Two people from one of the groups where injured during the shooting out and were taken to hospital. All seized firearms will be subjected to further investigations and ballistic testing to ascertain if they were not used in the commission of other serious and violence crimes.

All arrested suspects are expected to appear before court soon on charges of attempted murder and discharging of firearm in a municipal area. Police investigations continues.

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