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Weekend shootings claim two lives

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IOL news dec 14 gun

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Cape Town - Two people have been shot and killed and two more injured in separate shootings in Cape Town at the weekend.

In Valhalla Park, the body of a 29-year-old man was found on the corner of Stone and Long Streets early on Monday, said provincial police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that one of the men who were shot was a relative of notorious druglord Colin Stanfield.

Stanfield died of cancer in 2004. He was jailed in 2002 for tax evasion and was released when he was given a few months to live after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

A witness, who did not want to be named, said the man who was shot was a well-loved barber in the area and was not a gangster.

She said she watched as the man’s mother closed her son’s eyes as he lay bleeding in front of his house on Monday. The road was cordoned off and several women stood weeping next to the yellow police tape used to cordon off the scene.

“We saw him yesterday…

He was such a nice person,” the witness said.

In a separate shooting incident in Kleinvlei on Sunday, a 39-year-old man was also killed.

The shooting happened around 10.20pm in Wildebees Street, said Traut.

A woman was also hit and wounded during the shooting.

She was taken to hospital.

The circumstances are being investigated, but no arrests had been made, Traut said.

On Monady, a 19-year-old man was found lying wounded in an open field in Valhalla Park. He was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his back.

An eyewitness saw three men fleeing the scene shortly after the shooting.

Meanwhile, on Friday, a 34-year-old man was gunned down in Mitchells Plain while walking with a friend.

The men were approached by two men who opened fire at them. The man was found afterwards with multiple bullet wounds, lying in the yard of a nearby house.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Warrant Officer Dedrick April on 084 516 7263.

Cape Argus


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