Man shot in further gang violence in Manenberg

2015-04-05 14:47
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Cape Town - Another person was shot and wounded in Manenberg, Cape Town, on Sunday morning in connection with gang-related violence that has occurred in the area over the Easter weekend, Western Cape police said.

"This [Sunday] morning at 07:15 an adult male was wounded in Thames Avenue by an unknown suspect who fled the scene," Lieutenant-Colonel Andrè Traut said.

A case of attempted murder is being investigated.

Gang violence

Police were also investigating three other attempted murders following gang violence in the area on Saturday.

"Yesterday [Saturday] morning at around 10:30 police took action when rival gangs shot at each other on the corner of Thames Avenue and Thames Walk, Manenberg, by discharging stun grenades to defuse the situation," Traut said.

The cases involved an 18-year-old man being wounded on Thames Avenue when he was caught in the crossfire around 09:30; two men being wounded on Renoster Walk by an unknown man who has yet to be arrested; and a 42-year-old man being shot and wounded at around 10:15 on Thames Walk by men from rival gangs. 

"SAPS members will remain in the area in high numbers to maintain law and order," Traut said.

Bullets

On Saturday, a resident in Manenberg told News24 that the sound of bullets could be heard at around 16:00, but police were nowhere close to where the apparent shooting happened.

"It has subsided now so the people who went to buy food are rushing to their homes," the woman said. She did not want to be named as she feared for her safety.

She said shooting also broke out on Friday night, when a peace deal between the Americans and the Hard Livings gang faltered after a gambling game went foul.

Two gang members were injured and one, from the Hard Livings gang, was killed, she said.

Traut on Sunday said police had one shooting on record from Friday.

"On Friday... the only shooting incident on record in Manenberg occurred at 20:55 where three males aged 14, 20 and 31 were wounded in Thames Avenue by unknown suspects who fled the scene and are yet to be arrested," he said.

"Attempted murder is being investigated."

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