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3 injured in Cape Town shooting

2012-10-24 20:35

Johannesburg - Three people, including a four-month-old baby, were injured in a shooting in Athlone, Cape Town, on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

"Two armed criminals opened fire at two adult victims at their residence in Athlone," Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said in a statement.

Traut said the 39-year-old woman and the 29-year-old man were each holding a 4-month-old baby in their arms.

"The two adult victims were each hit in the chest. The one baby, a girl, sustained a superficial wound to her arm, and the other baby, a boy, escaped unharmed."

The condition of the two adults was not known, and the baby was "doing well under the circumstances".

No arrests had been made yet.

A public meeting would be held on Thursday at 17:00 at Anemone Court in Athlone to discuss gang-related problems.