One dead, seven injured in Cape Town drive-by shooting

Cape Town – One person was reportedly killed and seven others were wounded during a drive-by shooting in Manenberg, Cape Town on Saturday. It is alleged a group was socialising in a parking lot when unknown suspects in a passing vehicle shot at them. According to police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, the incident took place at around 19:00 in the... Read more → The post One dead, seven injured in Cape Town drive-by shooting appeared first on African Insider.

One dead, seven injured in Cape Town drive-by shooting

Cape Town – One person was reportedly killed and seven others were wounded during a drive-by shooting in Manenberg, Cape Town on Saturday.

It is alleged a group was socialising in a parking lot when unknown suspects in a passing vehicle shot at them.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, the incident took place at around 19:00 in the parking lot of Audrey Court, a block of flats in the area, reported TimesLIVE.

“A 21-year-old male was shot and fatally wounded and three males between 25 and 31, a 25-year-old female and three boys between 16 and 18 were shot and wounded.”

“According to reports, the victims were busy socialising in the parking area when unknown assailants in a motor vehicle came past and started shooting at them,” Twigg was quoted as saying in the report.


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EWN reported that the 21-year-old victim was declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel, while the other victims were taken to a medical facility for medical treatment.

Twigg said the motive for the attack was yet to be established and no arrests had been made.

“Cases of murder and attempted murder were registered for investigation,” said Twigg

Earlier last month, the former leader of a Capetonian gang known as ‘Americans’, Kaldimola ‘Dimes’ Madatt was shot dead in an alleged gang hit.

Madatt was reportedly shot 11 times in Mitchells Plain, after an estimated seven shooters pulled up in a white Toyota Etios and a red pickup truck, and opened fire on him and his bodyguard.

Resident were anxious as they expected retaliation as it is believed that Americans gang members from Manenberg and Hanover Park were looking for the gunmen.

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