Suspected gang kingpin gunned down

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 Cape Town - A suspected leader of the notorious 28’s gang has been shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Elsies River over the weekend.

The Cape Argus reported that Joseph Julius and another man were shot dead in front of a hair salon.

The shooting happened at about 15:00 on Saturday afternoon. Police found 21 cartridges at the scene.

Two men apparently opened fire on the men while they were sitting in a parked car. A third man was injured in the shooting.

The shooting came amid a gang “peace truce”, which was established in Hanover Park two weeks ago.

An additional 100 police officers had been deployed to gang hotspots to tackle violence, said provincial police communications head Novela Potelwa.

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