Four suspects who are suspected to be part of a group that was involved in a shootout earlier with police in Gilead were nabbed by police in Mahwelereng today.

They were arrested along the N11 near Masodi Village following a massive manhunt which was launched in the early hours of today.

The arrest of the four, aged between 36 and 47, follows an incident in which a police constable was injured during a shoot out between police and suspects.
The incident happened at Steiloop Shopping Complex in the early hours of today, 2017/01/17 at about 01:00.

According to the information, members of the Police were driving from the complex when they saw a suspicious looking VW Golf GTI without registration numbers parked on the side of the road.

Three occupants of the vehicle, who were standing outside on the back of the vehicle, started shooting at members who returned fire and in the process one police member was injured.

The injured member has been taken to hospital and is in stable condition.
Following the intensive manhunt of the suspects and the subsequent arrest, the following exhibits were confiscated.
3 R5 rounds of ammunition
8 pistol rounds of ammunition
8 cellphones
2 pistols
2 cartridges of AK 47 Rifle
31 cartridges of R5 rifle
1 cartridge of 9mm Pistol.
More arrests are imminent as investigations continue. #CrimeMustFall