Police reinforcements despatched to Ocean View as gangs go to warfare

Potelwa mentioned a rival group, apparently avenging the 25-year-old’s demise, had induced havoc.

“Later within the night a big group of males apparently responding to the capturing incident torched two automobiles at 7pm near the capturing scene. The group is alleged to have additionally pursued one other man who needed to leap from the window of his dwelling whereas fleeing his attackers. A casual dwelling was additionally broken throughout the assaults,” she mentioned.

“A 23-year-old suspect who was  a part of the group was apprehended after he was discovered with a home made firearm and ammunition. In the meantime, two persons are being questioned by detectives in reference to the capturing incident. A 19-year-old was arrested for one of many two automobiles that had been set alight. Ocean View detectives are probing homicide, tried homicide in addition to malicious harm to property instances.”

Potelwa mentioned police would proceed to maintain a watchful eye on the state of affairs. The anti-gang unit, tactical response crew, public order police and extra detectives had been deployed within the space.