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Cape Town - Residents in the Brooklyn area have been expecting violence after the release of a 28s gang member from prison and fear retaliatory attacks after the 29-year-old was shot dead on Monday.
Gunmen in a car with tinted windows opened fire on Tino Jansen, 29, in Loanda Street in Brooklyn, killing him in a hail of bullets.
Three other people, a 14-year-old girl, 16-year-old boy and 26-year-old man, were also wounded in the drive-by shooting.
Police have not identified any suspects, and said their investigation was continuing.
Residents from Loanda Street in Brooklyn said Jansen was a 28s gang member who was released from Pollsmoor on Monday and was out on bail in connection with a possession of drugs case.
A community worker from Milnerton, who spoke on condition his name not be published, said that residents had been expecting violence once Jansen was released.
He said now they also expected retaliatory attacks on Jansen’s rivals.
The man said a fight over drug turf was behind the violence, since Jansen’s rival was using “very tradeable” property while he was in prison.
He said they expected more violence this week.
Karen Visagie, chairwoman of the Milnerton community policing forum, said the forum and neighbourhood watches would be monitoring the street closely.
Visagie said they would raise awareness among residents encourage them to join the neighbourhood watches.
“This will allow us to do more patrols and be more vigilant, and we will keep a closer watch on Loanda Street,” Visagie said.