A man has been arrested in Bellville in Cape Town for attempted murder and an assault rifle and ammunition seized. Photo: SAPS

Cape Town - A man has been arrested in Bellville in Cape Town for attempted murder and an assault rifle and ammunition seized, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

Police in Bellville responded to a shooting incident in which a 59-year-old minibus taxi driver was shot and wounded on the corner of Strand Street and Bill Bezuidenhout Drive in Bellville on Friday night, Lt-Col Andrè Traut said.

"The vicinity of the crime scene was searched and following up on a tip-off from the community, the suspect responsible for the attempted murder was arrested after he abandoned his weapon, an assault rifle and 23 rounds of ammunition."

The 28-year-old suspect was arrested and was being detained on charges of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He was expected appear in court in Bellville on Monday, Traut said.
African News Agency