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Joburg police still searching for suspects in shooting of alleged CT gang boss

Police are still searching for gunmen who shot and wounded an alleged Cape Town gang boss.

FILE: Ralph Stanfield (wearing black jacket and sunglasses)  appears in the Cape Town Magistrates Court with five other co-accused on 4 September, 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police are still searching for gunmen who shot and wounded an alleged Cape Town gang boss.

Ralph Stanfield was shot several times in a suspected hit last week in Johannesburg.

There were 14 shots fired at the alleged 28s gang leader during the drive-by shooting.

It's understood three hit their mark.

Stanfield was shot while driving in his Audi R8 sports car through the wealthy suburb of Melrose on Thursday.

He was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time of the incident.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo says that they still have no leads in the investigation.

Stanfield survived the attempt on his life but is still in a critical condition in hospital.

The attack is thought to be linked to an ongoing underworld turf war that is raging in Cape Town.

A faction under businessman Nafiz Modack is believed to be trying to take control from a more established grouping linked to alleged Sexy Boys leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen and Mark Liffman.

Stanfield is the nephew of the late notorious drug lord and leader of The Firm gang Colin Stanfield, who died of cancer in 2004.

He's also related to convicted Valhalla Park gang boss Saliem John.

Stanfield, his wife Nicole, and sister Francesca, along with three SAPS members, were apprehended in 2014, as part of an illegal gun licencing syndicate.

Last year, they were acquitted on all charges relating to fraud, corruption, possession of unlicensed firearms and contravention of the Firearms Act.

Stanfield has continued to deny any gang involvement and claims to be a well-established businessman.

Additional reporting by Shamiela Fisher.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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