Police arrested a person and confiscated four firearms, including an AK-47 rifle, after a high- tempo chase which resulted in the dying of a kid.
The youngster was hit by the fleeing suspect in the Johannesburg CBD on Tuesday.
When police tried to discontinue the suspect, who was driving a Volvo in Hillbrow, the 32-year-frail man sped away, which ended in a chase as a lot as the corners of Polly and Pritchard streets where the person misplaced withhold an eye on and drove into a minibus.
“During the chase, three other folks were knocked by the suspect’s car. One youngster died at the scene whereas the youngster’s mother was taken to clinic for medical treatment,” police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele stated.
The suspect was arrested when he tried to race away.
“Upon searching the auto, police stumbled on four unlicensed firearms, including an AK-47 and ammunition. It was established that the auto was hijacked in Ekurhuleni this month,” Makhubele stated. The seized firearms will be despatched for ballistics testing to determine whether or no longer they were historic during a quantity of great or violent crimes.
“These arrests and confiscations are a clear indication that the criminals can no longer kind as they need in our province. We can continue to squeeze the recount for the criminals,” acting Gauteng police commissioner Maj-Gen Tommy Mthombeni stated.