By Chanice Jennike - 25 July 2019Views : 253
A 19-year-old gang member was sentenced in the Port Elizabeth Regional court for murder, attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition on Wednesday.
According to reports, on August 2, 2017, a 27-year-old man was injured and his friend escaped unscathed.
On the mentioned date at 15:25 the two friends were smoking in a yard in Bongo Street in Helenvale.
“As they were leaving the yard, two suspects entered the yard. Shots were fired at them and the 27-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to his upper arm while the other victim managed to flee.”
The suspects ran out from the yard and fired at Andrew Rosenberg, who was standing at a gate in Bongo Street. Rosenberg sustained a fatal bullet wound to his head.
The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit (Gang Investigation) arrested the teenager at a house in Leith Street two days later. He remained in custody until the finalization of the case.
The second suspect was also arrested and appeared in court, however, the case against him was withdrawn and he was released.