Amanda Watson
News Editor
1 minute read
20 Mar 2014
2:05 pm

Suspects arrested for Victory Park school shooting

Amanda Watson

Six suspects were arrested yesterday for the murder and robbery of Derrick Wood at Victory Park in Linden, north of Johannesburg, earlier this month.

The vehicle of a man who was robbed by three armed assailants, in Victory Park, 27 February 2014, outside of De La Salle Holy Cross College Primary school. Picture: Valentina Nicol

Wood was shot three times during an armed robbery outside De La Salle College primary where he was waiting to fetch his daughter from the school.

Police spokesmen Luitenent Colonel Katlego Mogale said in a statement that Linden detectives received information three suspects and the vehicle they allegedly used, a white VW Golf, were in Katlehong, west of Johannesburg.

Mogale said the vehicle was impounded and the three suspects were arrested.

“The information led them to a house in Klippoortjie also, where another suspect was found,” said Katlego.

“Upon searching the premises, two unlicensed firearms were recovered. While still on the scene, two suspects arrived in a Toyota Corolla and were also arrested.”

The suspects appear in the Randburg Magistrates court on Monday on charges of murder, armed robbery as well as possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.