Cape Town - A 54-year-old man was killed after a shooting in Brooklyn in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A resident, known only as Sandra, claimed the shooting, which happened just after 2am, was gang-related.

She said she had been living in the area for most of her life and knew the man well.

“He was shot after an apparent argument when he was playing pool at the bar. The guys followed him when he was walking home,” she said.

She said the victim was a troublemaker and had been linked with the 28s gang that at times caused havoc in the area.

“He was always looking for trouble and always hanging out with the younger guys and selling stolen cellphones.”

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk confirmed the man died of multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen and back.

“The victim died on the scene due to the extent of his injuries,” he said.

“It is alleged that the victim was at a nearby pool club when an argument erupted between him and four unknown males. The victim left the club and was found shot a few streets from the club.”

Van Wyk said a case of murder had been opened for investigation at the Milnerton police station.

“No one witnessed the incident. A murder case was opened for investigation, and the investigation continues,” he said.

The shooting happened on the corner of Da Gama and Justin streets in Brooklyn, a suburb notorious for its brothels.

Van Wyk said no arrests had been made and urged members of the public with information to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Cape Argus