Saturday , April 17 2021

Shooting to death escalates in Mitchels Plain about four more dead on Saturday

Four people were killed.

Four people were killed.

  • Four other people were shot to death in Mitchell Plain.
  • Western Cape police said the four were shot at close range, while a fifth person survived.
  • There were also two separate shots on Friday, leaving one dead and several others injured.

Four more people were shot dead in Mitchell Plain on Saturday afternoon, during a weekend of terror in a Cape Town suburb.

Police spokesman Colonel Andre Trout said the four were killed at close range in road shootings on Maureen Street, the lost city.

The victims were aged 30, 36, 37 and 64.

A 37-year-old man was also shot and seriously injured.

Police have issued an urgent appeal for information that will help apprehend the shooters.

Information can be transferred, securely, to Crime Stop by calling 08600 10111.

On Friday, a 13-year-old boy was shot dead in the area, injuring three other children – 14, 16 and 18 on the corners of Cadillac and Riley streets in the Beacon Valley.

Community Safety MP Albert Fritz said white car passengers opened fire on the children. The motivation for the attack has not yet been determined.

Police deployed a special 72-hour task force to investigate the shooting.

“I welcome SAPS’s quick response to this tragic shooting. Children should not grow up in fear of being shot at, or of violence,” he said in a statement.

The Department of Social Development provided psychosocial support to provide assistance to the needy.

In a separate matter, police were called to another scene, at the corner of Cadillac and Austin streets in the Beacon Valley, where an 18-year-old man was found dead with gunshot wounds to the neck.

According to SAPS, cases of murder and attempted murder have been opened for investigation.

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