Man killed in suspected Cape Town gang shooting

2018-02-09 18:43
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Cape Town – A man has been shot dead in Belhar, a stronghold of the Sexy Boys gang, Western Cape police confirmed on Friday.

The incident, which is suspected to be gang related, happened around noon along Symphony Way.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said an unknown suspect or suspects shot at the 22-year-old man. He died at the scene.

Arrests are yet to be made.

Van Wyk said the circumstances surrounding the shooting were being investigated.

He said the motive was yet to be established.

News24 understands the shooting may be linked to the Mobsters, a group of hitmen with strongholds including Bishop Lavis, and a faction of the 28s gang. However, this was not confirmed by police.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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