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Man shot outside Goodwood court

Western Cape police said they are searching for a man who fled on foot.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.
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CAPE TOWN – A man was shot and wounded outside the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court, Western Cape police confirmed on Friday.

The incident took place after 10am on Friday morning.

The police's Thembinkosi Kinana said they are searching for a man who fled on foot after the shooting.

He said the victim has been taken to hospital.

“The man, who is in 40s, was shot by an unidentified suspect. The victim is still alive and has been taken to hospital for medical treatment.”

Last month, two people were shot and killed outside the Atlantis Magistrate’s Court while a third man was wounded in the crossfire.

There were claims that the shooting was gang related.

The police's Andre Traut said, “Two men in their 20s were shot and killed, while a third person escaped with serious injuries. No one has been arrested as yet.”

In March, controversial Blackheath pastor Albern Martins appeared in the dock alongside with his wife Minnie, son Andrew and co-accused Spencer Pietersen.

They appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court.

But Martins was shot dead, allegedly by three men, just before he was able to make his appearance.
He was accused of fraud, dealing in abalone and drugs.

National Prosecuting Authority (NSA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the trial will continue despite Martin’s death.

Meanwhile, several people have been killed in gang-related violence throughout the city since January.

A number of people have been shot dead in the past week in Delft, Mitchells Plain, Kraaifontein and Elsies River.

On Thursday, the brother of an alleged gang boss was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Belhar.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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