The Port Elizabeth Flying Squad managed to withdraw 18 firearms after a high-speed chase. The case happened near in the city’s northern on Wednesday.
According to Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, several police officers were going home when the report of a shooting related through radio control. Kinana said that description of the vehicle and registration number were given and several officers have noticed a blue VW Citi Golf.
“The vehicle then stopped and one occupant alighted and ran away. More shots were fired at the police members who retaliated by firing back.”
During the chase, a suspect threw out a bag from his car. In that bag were 18 firearms, which were captured by police officers. After several streets, a culprit lost control of his vehicle and collided into a boundary wall. The driver, a 25-year-old man, was fatally wounded.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andre Swart, said: “Our members risk their lives daily to ensure the safety of their communities. The proliferation of illegal firearms contributes to crimes such as murder and gang violence. We will not rest until we are satisfied that the people of these areas are safe and that criminals involved in gang activities are arrested and put behind bars.”