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Three to appear in court for murder after Ivory Park shooting

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Three suspects are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder after two people were shot during a shoot-out at the Ivory Park shanties in Roodepan on Friday.

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THREE suspects are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday, January 24 on charges of murder and attempted murder after two people were shot during a shoot-out at the Ivory Park shanties in Roodepan on Friday.

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the incident took place on January 21, at around 1.30am, where two people were shot, one of whom succumbed to his wounds in hospital.

“The victims were transported to Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital for medical treatment. One victim sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body and succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical treatment. The other victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and is still in hospital,” said Tawana.

He added that the three suspects, aged 27, 28 and 42 years old, were traced and arrested by members of the Roodepan Detectives and the Roodepan Visible Policing units, together with Kimberley Flying Squad members, on Friday.

“Two of the suspects were arrested in Roodepan while one suspect was arrested in Rhodesdene, Kimberley. The fourth suspect is on the run,” said Tawana.

“Any information that can assist the police in bringing the suspect to book can be communicated with the Roodepan Detectives commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Mashodi, on 082 4690 681.”

Tawana cautioned that the suspect who is still at large is believed to be heavily armed.

“We request that community members do not approach him, but instead alert the police or contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111, or share the information via the MySAPS app.”

The Frances Baard district commissioner, Major-General Johan Bean, commended the police members for their swift response in arresting the suspects.

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