Five firearms seized as three-year-old shot dead in Eersterivier

WETSERN CAPE – A three-year-old girl was killed in a shooting incident in Eersterivier last night. It is alleged that three unknown suspects stopped in front of a house in Normandie Street in Heather Park at 20:30 and started shooting randomly. As a consequence, the three-year-old died in hospital after being hit in the head.
Police responded to the incident and started an investigation. Members of the Anti-Gang Unit deployed on the scene followed up on suspicious movement in a nearby house. Information led them to another house in the same street. Upon searching the house they found five firearms including a shot gun. Two teenagers were among the five suspects arrested in the search.
The suspects have been charged with possession of illegal firearms.
Meanwhile in Bishop Lavis police seized two unlicensed firearms on Bluegum and Rosewood Roads and arrested two suspects in their thirties yesterday.
In Bristol Road, Brown’s Farm, Nyanga two Z88 pistols were seized in a vehicle that police stopped yesterday. Three suspects, also in their thirties were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms.
Last night, police pounced on a suspected drug dealer in a block of flats in Maitland and confiscated a 7.65 pistol whose serial number was filed off. An assortment of drugs comprising crystal meth and heroine were seized. A 35-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs and a prohibited firearm.
All arrested suspects are expected in court soon.

Source: South African Police Service