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Two killed in shooting at Cape Town petrol station

By Faeza
21 July 2017

 Two people were gunned down on Friday morning in a shooting at a Cape Town petrol station.

It is believed that the victims were two petrol attendants who worked at a petrol station in Bishop Lavis.

The garage is understood to be owned by an alleged gang boss.

On Thursday, a teenager - who sources claimed was a member of the 28s gang - was shot as he walked home after appearing in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on a drug possession charge.

The 16-year-old was gunned down in front of Disa Court in Myrtle Road in what is believed to have been a hit. A 21-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Gang shootings, and shootings linked to the underworld, appear to have escalated around Cape Town in recent months.

In one of the latest related incidents two weeks ago, alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield, from Cape Town, was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Johannesburg.

Bishop Lavis is a known stronghold of the 28s gang, and News24 on Thursday reported that it was understood that extra police resources would be deployed to the area as there were worries about retaliation shootings.

Source: News24