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Cape Town man shot while walking home

15 Jun 2021, 04:11 GMT+10

  • A male in his 20s has been shot in Strandfontein Village
  • SAPS confirmed the shooting happened around 13:30 in the Spitz way area, and that the victim was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
  • A law enforcement officer on the scene told News24 that the shooting appears to be "gang-related".

Strandfontein police are probing an attempted murder case after a man in his early 20s was shot and wounded while on his way home.

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk confirmed the shooting incident which occurred around 13:30 along Spitz Way road.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and the victim was rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

shot A 20 year old man has been shot in Strandforntien Village.Photo Supplied Supplied

"The suspect is unknown and has yet to be arrested. Circumstances surrounding this shooting incident are under investigation," added Van Wyk.

A law enforcement officer at the scene told News24 that the shooting appears to be "gang-related".

shot in body Man shot in broad daylight while walking home.Photo Supplied

Mario Oostendurp chairperson for the Strandfontein Ratepayers and Residents Association said they are very concerned about the increase in crime in the area.

"SAPS are under an ever-increasing demand in terms of manpower and resources and are battling to cope with the influx of crime and incidents in the area," added Oostendurp.

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"We call on the community to report suspicious persons and activity to the relevant authorities, for SAPS to have a greater insight on what is happening on the ground," he added.

Strandfontein resident Shelly Adonis told News24 that it is getting very scary to hear gunshots ringing out in an area where you have lived your whole life, at all hours.

"I was going to buy some bread when I heard the shots. I dropped my bread and lost my change because I ran for my life, it was very scary," she added.

The victim's mom was unable to comment, and did not have any details about the attack.

Police urged people with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Source: News24

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