Police have yet to make arrests in several shooting cases after a bloody weekend in Lavender Hill.
Grade 7 pupil Cameron Davids, 14, was one of eight people shot in the greater Lavender Hill area over the weekend – he was shot and killed in St Christopher Avenue in St Montague Village on Friday November 1.
Steenberg police spokesperson, Sergeant Wesley Twigg, said Cameron was shot and fatally wounded at 1.25pm.
“According to reports the victim was chased by four unknown suspects who shot him. The suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. A case of murder was opened,” said Sergeant Twigg.
Later on the same day, six people, including a 6-year old, were shot and wounded in Parkin Court in Lavender Hill.
At 6.20pm unknown suspects entered the house and started shooting.
“The 6-year-old child, two 17-year-old boys, a 32-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and a 34-year-old man were shot and wounded.
“The victims were taken to medical facilities for medical treatment. The suspect fled the scene and is yet to be arrested,” said Sergeant Twigg.
The following day, on Saturday November 2, at 10.40am, a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in Grindel Avenue.
According to reports the man was riding his bicycle when he was approached by three suspects who fired several shots at him.
Sergeant Twigg confirmed the shooting was gang-related.
Anyone with any information about the shootings can contact Steenberg police on 021 702 9000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Several people were arrested in Overcome Heights last week for possession of drugs.
Officers from SAPS’ Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) were busy with foot patrols in the area at 7.10pm on Tuesday October 29 when they noticed two men who ran into a house when they saw the officers.
Police gave chase, caught the men and found seven mandrax tablets, four dagga stoppe and an undisclosed amount of money.
In a separate incident at 9.35pm, the CPU arrested four men in Harmony Road in Vrygrond.
Muizenberg police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Knapp, said officers saw a group of suspicious men standing on the side of the road.
“When officers approached the suspects, they noticed something was dropped and when they checked they discovered seven half mandrax tablets and seven dagga stoppe,” he said.
At about 10pm another man was also arrested for dealing in drugs after police received a tip-off about the possible storage and peddling in narcotics in the informal settlement.
“The CPU members approached a residence, and a thorough search ensued which yielded 160 bankies of dagga, 40 dagga cigarettes and two big bags of dagga,” said Captain Knapp.
All seven suspects appeared in Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday October 30.