Pregnant Cape Town woman shot, man wounded on his birthday

(Tammy Petersen, News24)
(Tammy Petersen, News24)
  • The pregnant woman is reportedly due to give birth this month.
  • Anneline Louw's uncle, Mario, was shot on his birthday.
  • Police are investigating two cases of attempted murder.

A drive-by shooting in Hanover Park has reportedly left a pregnant woman seriously injured and a man hospitalised on his birthday.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed to News24 that detectives had visited the two in hospital following the shooting on Sunday morning.

He said the man and the 24-year-old woman had been shot and wounded while walking in Surwood Walk, Hanover Park.

This after unknown individuals in a car opened fire on them.

"Both victims were transported to a medical facility for treatment," Van Wyk said.

According to the Daily Voice, pregnant mom Anneline Louw was shot multiple times and her family now fears for her baby.

Her sister, Carmen, told the publication that Louw had been walking with her uncle, Mario, on her way to the shop. He had been on his way to work in Tokai. Sunday was also his birthday.

Carmen said the two hid in a neighbour's yard after the shooting.

Locals had taken her sister, due to give birth this month, for medical treatment.

Van Wyk told News24 that attempted murder cases were being investigated.

Last month, a pregnant woman was murdered in Scottsdene, Kraaifontein.

Shaida Nathan was nine months pregnant when she died in a volley of bullets aimed at a shack she was in, in Kliphok Street, on 21 June.

She was one of four people shot.

Nathan, 30, and her baby were confirmed dead on arrival by an ambulance crew dispatched to the scene, News24 reported.

Three men have since been arrested.

- Compiled by Tammy Petersen

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