Three men killed in Cape Town shootings

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Cape Town - Three people have been shot dead and one badly wounded in two separate shooting incidents in Delft.

Police are investigating whether there was a link between the two incidents, said police liaison officer Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.

Unknown gunmen ambushed three men in a bakkie in Pinewood Avenue, Voorbrug, Delft, at about 9pm on Tuesday night, firing shots at their vehicle as they drove by.

The vehicle stopped and its three occupants jumped out to flee on foot, but they were gunned down in the street by their assailants. Two of the men, aged 27 and 31, died at the scene and the other man, aged 28, was taken to hospital with serious wounds.

An hour later, two unidentified gunmen stormed into the home of a 28-year-old man in Caledon Street, Leiden, Delft, and shot him dead.

The victim’s girlfriend was outside at the time, talking to acquaintances in a car.

None of the gunmen had been arrested by mid-morning, Traut said.

The motives for the shootings were still unknown.

“The circumstances surrounding these case are being investigated, and it still needs to be established if there is a link between the cases,” he said.

Cape Argus


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