It’s been another weekend of bloodshed in Cape Town, where at least seven people have been killed.
In Hout Bay, four men were shot dead in a shack in Mandela Square, on Saturday evening.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa saqys the deceased’s details are yet to be confirmed.
“Serious Violent Crimes detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident where four males were shot dead in a shack in Mandela Square, Hout Bay on Saturday evening. Details about the deceased persons are yet to be released as investigations continue”.
On the same night, two men and a teenage boy were killed in Samora Machel.
Potelwa says another person was wounded in that incident.
“Provincial Serious Violent Crimes detectives have opened a triple murder and attempted murder investigations after a teenager and two men were killed in Heinz Park.
Reports from the scene indicate that police were called to the area after gunmen travelling in a vehicle shot one victim multiple times , stabbed another and a third victim was hit with a brick. All three died in the scene. A fourth person who was shot in the back was transported to a medical facility for treatment. The ages of the deceased persons are 17, 37 and 51.
No arrests have been effected yet. The motive for the incident is yet to be determined”.
In Hanover Park, two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a teenage girl who was struck by a stray bullet during a gang shooting.
The 15 year old girl was killed in Rywood Road, on Friday.
The police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg says suspects both aged 23, will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court, on Monday.
“Philippi police are investigating a murder case following a shooting incident which claimed the life of a 15 year old girl on Friday morning, 06 October 2023 at about 08:00 in Rywood Road, Hanover Park. According to reports the victim was caught in the crossfire when rival gangs were shooting at each other. She was taken to a medical facility for medical treatment where she was declared deceased due to the injury sustained to her neck”.