Cape Town shop looted after owner allegedly shoots customer in dispute over change

2019-07-28 17:53
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Angry residents stormed a shop in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Sunday morning after the owner allegedly shot a man in a dispute over change.

The shop in the Green Point area of the sprawling suburb, which a Somali man owns, was looted at around 10:00, said Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.

"Community members claimed that the owner of the shop shot a man and fled the area. This victim was traced to a local hospital in the area where he is being treated," he said.

Police were investigating cases of attempted murder and malicious damage to property.

Traut said the shop owner had not been traced.

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