Cape Town - The Western Cape South African Police Service (SAPS) has initiated a 72-hour action plan following several shooting incidents in the Philippi East area in Cape Town since Friday.
The 72-hour plan entails lock down and operations in the area conducted by SAPS public order police (POP), K9 unit members, and flying squad members, Western Cape SAPS spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said on Sunday.
Police were alerted at about 11pm on Friday night to the discovery of six bodies of women between the ages of 18 and 26 at a home in Marcus Garvey.
The women were shot dead by unknown suspects, said Van Wyk.
"The motive for the murders is unknown at this stage. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated and more information cannot be released at this stage," he said.