A Bonteheuwel father has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding his wife and son during a heated argument in the early hours of Monday morning.
Station Commander of Bishop Lavis Police Station, Brigadier Christopher Jones, said officers were patrolling when they heard screams coming from the house in Bonteheuwel Avenue at just after 1am.
The 29-year-old son came outside and told the cops that their father had shot him and his mother.
“The victim was co-vered with blood. The victim told the members that he and his mother were shot by his father,” said Jones.
“The police members then forced entry into the dwelling and found the suspect in the garage and ordered him to surrender.
“A 53-year-old female and 29-year-old male sustained gunshot wounds to the body.
“A seven-year-old boy was also present but unharmed.”
He said the dad, 54, was arrested and detained at Bishop Lavis SAPS.
“He will be charged with three attempted murder cases and the firearm he used was confiscated by police.”
Ward councillor Angus McKenzie said the officers should be commended for their stellar service. “The local officers must be highly commended for their bravery and quick thinking.
“I want to applaud these officers who work under extremely difficult situations. Well done, officers.”
The father is expected to appear at the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court soon.