Cape Town police probe shooting incident after 3 killed, 2 injured

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Five people have been shot in Crossroads, Nyanga. The incident has left three people dead, and another two injured.
Five people have been shot in Crossroads, Nyanga. The incident has left three people dead, and another two injured.
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  • Three people were killed in a shooting in Cape Town.
  • Two others were injured in the shooting.
  • Police say the shots appeared to have been fired from a minibus taxi.

A shooting incident in Crossroads, Nyanga, on Saturday left three people dead.

According to police, five people were shot - three died and another two were injured.

Police have launched an investigation into the shooting, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa.

Of the two injured, a man was taken to hospital, having suffered gunshot wounds, while a woman was injured by a stray bullet.

"Nyanga police are investigating murder and attempted murder cases after three men were shot dead, while two other persons sustained gunshot wounds on Saturday afternoon in Crossroads," said Potelwa.

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"It is alleged that suspects in a minibus taxi fired several shots at four men standing on the corner of Situlo street after 14:00. Three died on the scene, while a fourth one sustained serious injury. A woman in her thirties, who was standing outside her home, was hit by a stray bullet during the shooting."

The victims are estimated to be between 25 and 33 years of age.

The identities of the victims had not been released at the time of publication, as their next of kin had not yet been informed.

"The motive for the shooting is yet to be determined. No arrests have been made," said Potelwa.

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