The Western Cape Police’s Anti-Gang Unit is probing a mass shooting in Ocean View, in which six people were shot and killed.

A preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle pulled up at a house in Neptune Lane on Wednesday.

Armed suspects got out of the vehicle and went inside the house and then opened fire on the occupants.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says the attack is believed to have been gang-related.

“Five men between the ages of 20 and 50 were killed while a sixth person, who was transported to a medical facility after sustaining gunshot wounds, was confirmed as having died upon arrival at hospital. Detectives from the provincial Anti-Gang unit are investigating six counts of murder. The motive for the shooting is suspected to be gang-related with no arrests effected yet”.

Meanwhile, Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC, Reagan Allen, says arrests need to be made quickly to allay the community’s fears.

“As a society let all assist law enforcement agencies to combat crime, particularly murder. We can’t have any of our communities experiencing a mass shooting or a horrific crime such as this nor they should be living in fear about ruthless criminals potentially entering their homes and committing similar offences”.