Three wounded in Eastern Cape weekend shooting

A case of attempted murder is under investigation after a shooting in Arcadia on Saturday. Image: WERNER HILLS

Three people were shot — one in the groin — in Bethelsdorp on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the people, aged 28, 35 and 40, were sitting in a garden in Lentoor Street, Arcadia when shots were fired at them.

“All three sustained gunshot wounds and the 28-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the groin.”

She said the 35-year-old was shot three times in the left arm while the eldest was struck in the leg.

The suspects and motives are unknown at this stage. A case of attempted murder is under investigation

“The suspects and motives are unknown at this stage. A case of attempted murder is under investigation.”

Meanwhile, the Port Elizabeth K9 Unit assisted by Mount Road officers arrested a 27-year-old man after he allegedly hijacked a vehicle in Kwazakele on Saturday.

Naidu said at about 11.42pm a man was driving his silver VW Polo when he was bumped from behind by another vehicle.

“When he stopped his vehicle, he was pulled out of it and the vehicle was taken.”

She said the Port Elizabeth K9 Unit spotted the vehicle in Central, with the driver seen speeding.

“After backup arrived, a high-speed chase ensued on the M4 freeway.

“The Mount Road members succeeded in blocking off the road at the corners of Old Grahamstown and Ferguson roads,” Naidu said.

She said the driver lost control and swerved off an embankment.

The driver was arrested for the possession of a suspected hijacked vehicle.

He is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court soon.

By Simthembile Mgidi – HeraldLIVE

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