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Man Arrested For Attempted Murder After Accidentally Shooting Son

The arrested individual is expected to appear in the White River magistrate's court on Monday to face charges related to attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The arrest follows an incident that occurred a few weeks ago in Masoyi, Mpumalanga, where an 18-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound. According to police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala, it is alleged that the victim’s father was cleaning a firearm when it accidentally discharged.

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In the course of the investigation into the shooting, it was discovered that the man arrested was not the lawful owner of the firearm. The firearm in question belonged to his late father. The suspect did not possess a license for the 9mm pistol that was seized by the police. To determine if the firearm was used in any other criminal activities, it will undergo ballistic testing.

The arrested individual is expected to appear in the White River magistrate’s court on Monday to face charges related to attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible firearm ownership and the need to adhere to the legal requirements for owning and using firearms.

Law enforcement agencies continue to work diligently to investigate and address cases involving illegal firearms, ensuring the safety and security of communities.

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The outcome of this case will be closely monitored as it highlights the consequences of possessing an unlicensed firearm and the potential harm it can cause.

It is crucial for individuals to understand the legal implications and responsibilities associated with firearm ownership, as well as the importance of proper storage and handling to prevent accidents and tragedies like the one in Masoyi.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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