Attempted murder in Kensington
By Megan Hartogh
Police are investigating a case of attempted murder after a Reservist Constable sustained a bullet wound to his right shoulder while executing a search warrant on a house in Factreton, Kensington, on Saturday night. Police spokesperson, Randall Stoffels, says that the search was done after police received information that three suspects wanted in connection with recent Hanover Park shootings were in the Matroos Plain house. It is reported that the Constable received the wound after pursuing one of the suspects who fled out the backdoor of the house and opened fire on him. Stoffels says that the 24-year-old suspect sustained gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen after the Constable returned fire. Both the suspect and Constable are in a serious but stable condition in hospital, with the suspect under police guard.