Several Cape Town communities have been gripped by gun violence over the last two weeks.

Cases of murder and attempted murder have been reported in areas such as Mitchells Plain and Elsies River.

Western Cape police have deployed additional resources – to crime hotspots in Cape Town.

It has been prompted by a spate of shootings in areas including – Mitchells Plain and Elsies River.

Over the weekend, two suspected gangsters were allegedly stoned and beaten in Woodlands in an apparent mob attack.

One of the men died.

Mass shootings were also reported in Rocklands and Mandalay.

But Mitchells Plain has not been the only area that has been gripped by gun violence.

Three teenagers have also been wounded in a shooting in Elsies River in yet another suspected gang attack.

The police’s Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie says its members are on high alert – and determined to restore calm in the identified hotspots.

“In light of recent shooting incidents that occurred on some parts of the Cape Flats, Western Cape police have bolstered deployments at identified hotspots from Sunday afternoon. The additional deployments in the form of members from the Anti-Gang Unit, Tactical Response Teams, Operation Lockdown II, Operation Restore and Public Order Police have descended on identified locations on the Cape Flats where they execute operations, search and seizures, stop and search operations, roadblocks, raids and tracing operations”.