Police have arrested two of the three suspects who were found in possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition at Zamimpilo informal settlement in Langlaagte, west of Johannesburg.
The sound of gun shot from a firearm they were carrying alerted the police to search the area where they were spotted.
The trio noticed the police and chase ensued, according to police statement.
“Police officers were on patrol for routine crime prevention when they heard a gunshot in an informal settlement. Within minutes, officers arrested two suspects and confiscated unlicensed firearm and ammunition,” said police.
Police said a third suspect may have escaped arrest, but investigation is still ongoing.