Several arrested for public violence in Soweto

Police say 3 shop owners have been arrested after being found in possession of unlicensed firearms.

Police are stationed at most foreign-owned shops in Doornkop after many business owners left saying they fear for their lives. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested several Doornkop residents for public violence after a teenager was gunned down, triggering protests.

Soweto police say the teenager was among a group of boys who robbed a foreign-owned shop last night.

Residents then went on a looting spree and many foreign business owners have left the community.

Foreign shop owners have fled to places of safety.

Police are stationed at most foreign-owned shops after many business owners left saying they fear for their lives.

Some owners have locked themselves inside their shops while they wait to be taken to places of safety.

Residents say they're outraged after one of their community members was gunned down.

A woman says the business owners are not welcome back in the area.

Police say three shop owners have been arrested after being found in possession of unlicensed firearms.