Two arrested for fatal Edenvale school shooting

Members of the police are pictured at the crime scene, 21 February 2019, at Edenvale High School, where an armed robbery and shoot out took place. Two of the suspects died in the shootout with police, another one was injured.
Members of the police are pictured at the crime scene, 21 February 2019, at Edenvale High School, where an armed robbery and shoot out took place. Two of the suspects died in the shootout with police, another one was injured.
Image: Alaister Russell

Police have confirmed that two arrests have been made after a shoot-out that saw two other people killed at the Edenvale High School in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela said on the scene that two people had been arrested.

Makhubela also said that an unknown number of men had fled the scene in two cars. Police are still searching for them.

An AK47 was found close to the school gate.

The arrests come after an apparent midday robbery attempt at the school. Two suspects were shot dead and a third was injured‚ according to paramedics.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi was at the school from around 2pm this afternoon. Learners were also still on the premises.

Ekurhuleni emergency medical services spokesperson William Ntladi‚ who was also at the school‚ said they had received information of multiple gunshots around midday.

"As per information received it was an armed robbery that the guys were going to do here at the school.

"Fortunately the children were inside their classes and no one was outside. It was just an emotional and traumatic experience for them‚” Ntladi said.

Ntladi said on arrival they found two men who had been shot dead by police.

A third person was in a stable condition after sustaining a gun shot wound to the head. He was being treated on the scene by paramedics.

Police have barricaded the road with yellow police tape‚ and forensics experts have also arrived at the scene.

 

Shots were fired at Edenvale High School in Johannesburg on February 21, 2019, during a suspected robbery. Two suspects were shot dead and a third was injured in the shootout that occurred around midday.

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