Two killed in Cape Town shootings

2015-02-04 21:08

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Johannesburg - Two people were killed in shooting incidents in Cape Town on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

Around 11:00, six men tried to rob a cash-in-transit van at Nolungile Railway Station in Site-C Khayelitsha, police spokesperson FC van Wyk said.

"Three security guards were picking up money at the train station when they were shot at by unidentified suspects."

They returned fire and one of the gunmen, a 30-year-old, was shot dead. Two security guards were wounded, both in the leg.

The remaining robbers fled the scene empty-handed.

In another incident, a man was shot dead in Scottsville, Kraaifontein, around the same time on Wednesday.

Emergency medical services spokesperson Robert Daniels said the man was shot in the head.

Van Wyk said two people were arrested and would appear in court soon to face a charge of murder.

"The motive for the shooting is unknown," he said.

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