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Man killed, toddler wounded in Elsies River shooting

A suspected gang member was killed, and a three-year-old child was struck by a stray bullet in the mouth.

Picture: Freeimages

CAPE TOWN - Police are investigating cases of murder and attempted murder following a suspected gang-related shooting in Leonsdale in Elsies River.

A suspected gang member was killed and a three-year-old child was struck by a stray bullet in the mouth.

The shooting occurred on Thursday in the Cape community that's seen a spike in deadly rival gang violence over the past few months.

The little girl is in a critical condition in hospital and has yet to undergo surgery.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana says they’re investigating.

“According to reports, police responded to the crime scene and they found a girl shot and wounded. A 31-year-old man, who was also shot, died on his way to hospital.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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