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Zinkisizwe, Gauteng - A 20-year-old spaza shop owner has been arrested for attempted murder following an argument over his prices, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.
“The complainant went there to buy something but they had a quarrel over the pricing of the product. Thereafter the suspect allegedly chased him out,” said Sergeant Rufus Tema.
As the complainant was leaving the spaza shop, the owner allegedly fired a shot into the air.
Following the complainant filing charges, police searched the shop and found the firearm and ammunition. The owner did not have a licence for the weapon.
The shop owner was arrested for attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He will appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court soon. - Sapa