WATCH: Gang shootout in Elsies River

2018-01-25 15:56
PHOTO: Screen shot of video

PHOTO: Screen shot of video

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A video of an apparent shootout that occurred in Elsies River in Cape Town has emerged on Facebook.

The video, which was posted on Wednesday morning to the News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents Facebook page, shows two men hiding behind a green container just outside a block of flats.

As the men are hiding, gunshots coming from the other side of the container can be heard. The two men, who are also armed, then get up to fire back then quickly return to their hiding place.

The gunshots from the other side of the container can be heard again and the two men retaliate again. This continues throughout the video.

According to EWN, the Community Policing Forum (CPF) asked the defence force to intervene in Elsies River due to the increase in gang warfare in the area.

Speaking to EWN, CPF chairperson Imraahn Mukaddam confirmed that two people had died due to gang violence last week. Although there’s no indication that the two incidents were related, it’s clear violence in the area is on the rise.

Attempts to reach the Elsies River Police Station for comment failed.

Watch the video below:


 

 

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