EASTERN CAPE – SAPS detectives are searching for a suspect believed to be involved in a shooting incident on Saturday night, 10July 2021 at about 20:30, nearby Indoor Sport Centre at Highway, Mdantsane.

According to the reports, SAPS members were patrolling in the area when they heard a shooting in the vicinity. On investigation the police found two men, one of whom was already deceased whilst the other was injured. As they were still focusing on the incident, the police were confronted by three (3) suspects who appeared and fired gunshots at the police. An exchange of gunfire ensued which left one of the suspects fatally wounded whilst the other was injured. The third suspect fled the scene without trace.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear at this stage, however the police have opened murder, attempted murder and Inquest dockets for investigation. Two (2) suspects in their 30’s have been arrested and are currently receiving medical attention in hospital for the injuries sustained.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the outstanding suspect is requested to please make contact with Mdantsane Police Station or call the Crime Stop Number 08600 10 111. All the information received will be treated with confidentiality.

Source: South African Police Service