Cape Town - A Mitchells Plain man died and another was injured during a knife attack at a barber shop on Wednesday.

According to witnesses, the two men ran into the Lucky Studio barber shop in Mitchells Plain Town Centre at about 2pm after being chased by a group of alleged gangsters.

The pair were no match for the group of around 12 men who stormed the shop.

After being stabbed multiple times, one man died at the scene, while the other was rushed to hospital.

Residents were too afraid to divulge any more information about the incident.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said a case of murder and one of attempted murder had been opened.

No arrests had been made.

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Cape Argus