Mitchells Plain police appeal for leads after fatal shooting

Four friends died in a hail of bullets in Mitchells Plain. Shocked residents of Maureen Street in Lost City watched as forensic staff collect the dead. Police say the shooting took place just after midday, adding that the men were shot at close range. Reporter Ayesha Ismail was on the scene. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Four friends died in a hail of bullets in broad daylight on a street in Mitchells Plain on Saturday.

The one who was lucky to escape, sustained bullet wounds.

This is the second shooting in the area in two days.

On Thursday, two boys were killed in Beacon Valley, just a few kilometres from Saturday’s incident.

READ: Four shot dead in Mitchells Plain

Some believe both attacks are related to gang initiations.

Residents say they heard multiple gunshots and when they went to look, some discovered their loved ones among the dead. 

Police are appealing for any information about the shooting.

* eNCA's Ayesha Ismail reports.


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