Port Elizabeth - The Port Elizabeth Flying Squad recovered 18 firearms after a dramatic high-speed chase and a shootout in the city’s northern areas.
Provincial police spokesman, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said it was alleged that the police Flying Squad members were on their way home on Wednesday night when a report of a shooting was relayed via radio control.
Kinana said a description of the vehicle and registration number were given and police members spotted the vehicle, a blue VW Citi Golf, travelling in the opposite direction in Rensburg Street in Bethelsdorp.
Kinana said a chase ensued and the suspects started firing at the police members.
“The vehicle then stopped and one occupant alighted and ran away. More shots were fired at the police members who retaliated by firing back.”