2 shot dead outside Atlantis court

2013-04-12 11:09
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Cape Town - Two accused at the Atlantis Magistrate's Court in Cape Town were shot dead and another wounded as they waited outside during a break, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Times reported that the men, aged 23 and 28, were shot outside the court just after midday on Thursday.

"The motive for the attack on the three men is unknown," police spokesperson Andre Traut said.

Ward councillor Barbara Ras, who was in her office at the time of the shooting, said traffic was brought to a standstill and people ran in different directions when the shots were fired.

"It's a bad day in Atlantis. We have a gang shooting in the area almost every week and this has become a regular occurrence. Now it has happened at our court where it is supposed to be safe," she told the newspaper.

"I get the feeling that residents are sort of accepting it as part of their day-to-day lives. That is wrong and we have to do our best to stop it."

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