Off-duty Cape Town LEAP officer, Toufeeq Williams, has been killed after he was caught in alleged gang-crossfire in Mitchells Plain.

The incident happened in Beacon Valley on Sunday.

It’s alleged that the 37-year-old was walking between Trampoline and Cadillac Streets, when he was shot.

The police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg says no arrests have been made at this stage.

“Mitchells Plain police registered a murder case for investigation following a shooting incident on the corner of Trampoline and Cadillac Streets, Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain on Sunday afternoon (2023-07-30) at about 12:30 where an unknown man was shot and fatally wounded. Police members attended to the crime scene where they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel. The suspects are yet to be arrested. It was later confirmed that the victim was a City of Cape Town LEAP Officer”.

Meanwhile, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says they’re shocked and saddened by Williams’ passing.

“The 37-year-old was attached to the Hanover Park LEAP deployment but was off duty at the time. He was struck by a stray bullet and succumbed to his injuries on the scene. Metro Police and Law Enforcement responded to the scene, while the Safety and Security Investigation Unit immediately deployed to assist SAPS. While evidence was recovered from the scene, SAPS has already activated the 72-Hour Action Plan and all role players are working together to bring those responsible to justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s loved ones during this difficult time”.