Man shot dead in gang shooting

2013-01-17 11:33
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Cape Town - A man was shot dead in Ottery, Cape Town, on Thursday morning, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the 36-year-old was shot multiple times at around 06:30.

He said three people were arrested a short while later. One of them was a 20-year-old man, who was being treated for a gunshot wound to the knee.

"The motive for this shooting is unknown at this stage, but the possibility that it can be gang-related will be investigated."

Turf war

ANC councillor Majidie Abrahams, who visited the scene shortly after the shooting, at first said the shooting victim was a teenager.

However, Abrahams later said it was a man who had been shot dead while leaving his house near Lotus High School to buy bread.

"His body is lying here on the pavement and the kids can't go to school because they're scared.

"It's gang-related, with fights over turf to sell drugs. The community is divided between two different blocks of flats and the situation is volatile. The community is still in uproar."

Abrahams said the gang fight had been going on for the past eight months, and that with the last casualty, a teenager, was buried on Wednesday.

He criticised the lack of a police presence in the area.

"Today there are hordes of police officers around, but when I was here yesterday, there was a low profile."

- An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the victim was a teenager.

- SAPA
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