Child advocacy group, Molo Songololo says it’s disturbed by the increasing number of children being murdered in Cape Town.

This past Sunday, two teenagers were shot dead in Eerste River, while two others were left injured.

The suspected gang-related shooting took place during load-shedding, and that’s when the kids were caught in the crossfire.

Earlier this month, 12-year-old, Kelly-Amber Koopman was also murdered in similar circumstances in Wesbank, while two boys aged 15 and 17 were wounded in the shooting and rushed to hospital.

Molo Songololo director, Patrick Solomons says Cape Town has a long way to go in solving these issues.

“ Whether it is from Lavender Hill across to Elsies River, Delft, Mitchells Plain, or Khayelitsha. The situation is really getting out of hand. Our children are being killed in many ways and we don’t seem to be able to reduce and prevent these kinds of crime against children effectively”.