A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of another resident of the notorious Glebelands hostel in KwaZulu-Natal.
According to the police, members of the National Intervention Unit who are deployed at the hostel had an operation at Maydon Wharf and Bayhead when they made the arrest.
Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele said the suspect was arrested in connection with the shooting of a 45-year-old resident of Block P which occurred on 31 August 2017.
“He sustained gunshots wounds to the head, shoulder and abdomen. The victim managed to seek assistance after the shooting and police officers that were in the vicinity responded to the incident.
“The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention,” Mbhele said.
Mbele said the suspect has been on the run since the shooting until his luck ran out today.
The suspect will appear at the Umlazi Magistrates Court on Thursday where he will face a charge of attempted murder.
-Afro Voice Reporter