Third person dies in Cape Town gang shooting

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Cape Town - A third person died on Sunday following a gang shooting in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape police said.

Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said a person died in hospital on Sunday morning following the shooting in Skorpal street on Saturday night.

Four people were caught in the crossfire.

A 12-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy were killed and another person seriously injured.

No arrests had yet been made.

The Workers International Vanguard Party said residents in the area organised a mass march on Sunday afternoon at the corner of AZ Berman Drive and Morgenster Road to protest against the shootings.

Spokesperson Shaheed Mahomed said residents were angry about the ongoing shootings and violence allegedly committed by gangsters.

He said at least 10 people were killed in gang-related incidents on Saturday night, including a six-year-old girl.

Kinana said they could only confirm the three deaths.

"I have no knowledge of the other people and numbers... Unless people are referring to other incidents [or] knowledge of which I do not have with me," he said.

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