2 dead, 3 injured in yet another mass shooting in Khayelitsha

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  • Two people were killed and three injured in another mass shooting in Khayelitsha. 
  • Western Cape police said the two men were declared dead on the scene. 
  • So far, one person has been arrested in connection with a spate of shootings Khayelitsha this year. 

Another mass shooting in Khayelitsha left two men dead and three people injured on Friday night, Western Cape police said. 

Spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg said they were shot in Mandela Park, Harare, shortly after 23:00. 

The dead men were 30 and 37 years old. A woman, 30, and two men, aged 28 and 30, were taken to hospital.

"Harare police were called to the crime scene where they found the victims with gunshot wounds to their bodies. The two males were declared deceased on the scene by paramedics. The other victims were taken to a medical facility for medical treatment," added Twigg. 

The police previously activated their 72-hour special protocol after similar shootings in the hopes of catching the perpetrators as residents live in fear. 

One person has so far been arrested in connection with one of the shootings. 

Thirty-five-year-old Thando Shuba faces six charges of murder in connection with the shooting at the Enkanini informal settlement. 

Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the area after the Enkanini shooting and promised more policing. He was also warned by frustrated community leaders that the risk of people taking matters into their own hands to deal with criminals was increasing. 

WATCH | Bheki Cele orders additional cops to quell ongoing Cape Town violence

Khayelitsha mass shootings since last year

30 September 2020: Six people are shot dead at a house in Solomon Tshuku Street.         

15 May 2021: Thirteen people are shot dead in one day across Khayelitsha. One victim is found with cash next to him. Somali shop owners were among the dead in what may have been extortion-related murders.

27 September 2021: Three women are shot in the head and die in TT Section. 

14 December 2021: Three people are shot dead in their car in Site C.

14 March 2022: Five people are shot dead in Endlovini.

20 March 2022: Six people are shot dead in Enkanini.

9 April 2022: Two people are shot dead and three injured in Mandela Park. The communities of Manenberg, Lavender Hill and Bonteheuwel have also been dealing with a spate of shootings recently. 

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