father shoots son

A father has been arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his seven-month-old son. Image: Pixabay

Police arrest 8 suspects for attempted murder and ATM bombing

Eight suspects have been arrested by Police in a multi-disciplinary manhunt operation for attempted murder and ATM bombing.

father shoots son

A father has been arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his seven-month-old son. Image: Pixabay

Bloemfontein Police have arrested eight suspects after multi-disciplinary manhunt operation for the attempted murder and ATM Bombing incident that took place in the early hours of Saturday, 15 April 2023

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Police respond to gunshots and ATM bombing

Police received a shooting incident complaint in MacGregor Street, East End.

As the police approached the scene shots were fired at them by fleeing suspects.

Police found 30 year old male laying on the ground with gunshot wounds on the upper abdomen and left hand.

The Automatic Teller Machine was standing damaged.

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An Armed Response Security Company Officer was also shot on the stomach and was rushed to local hospital.

According to information received from the police,15 males arrived at the filling station and used explosives to bomb the ATM.

They shot at the victims as they arrived at the scene on separate occasions.

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The suspects then helped themselves to undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot as the Flying Squad vehicle arrived.

Intelligence led information was followed and it led the team to Namibia section in Mangaung where eight male suspects aged between 25 and 40 were arrested.

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The getaway vehicle a Kia with GP registration numbers was found the Police.

Two unlicensed 9mm firearms with live ammunition were also found hidden in the vehicle.

The eight are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Monday 17 April 2023 for Attempted Murder and ATM bombing.

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Police are searching for more suspects and any member of the public who might help the police with investigation and arrest of remaining suspects is requested to contact Colonel Bolsiek on 082 466 8530.

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