3 dead in in suspected gang shooting in Mitchells Plain

2019-02-04 17:52
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Three men were killed in an alleged gang shooting in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain on Monday, Western Cape police said.

The shooting happened in Hyacinth street, near a mosque and a primary school.

Five unidentified people gunned down the men - aged 21, 28 and 34 - at around 10:45, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.

Lentegeur Community Policing Forum chair Byron de Villiers said they were still establishing all the details. However, he was able to say that the murders were supposedly committed in retaliation for a shooting in the area over the weekend.

"We have been making some inroads within the community in terms of bringing these shootings down. But we are clearly not working hard enough to get gang violence down," he said.

"We need to get the trust of the community so they can expose these gangsters... someone knows where they are hiding these guns and getting the guns from."

Rwexana said the suspects were still at large and police were following up on all leads.

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