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CPT gang violence death toll rises

Another person has been shot and killed in suspected gang-related violence.

Another person has been shot and killed in suspected gang-related violence.

CAPE TOWN - Police have confirmed a man has been shot dead in Hanover Park.

The Cape Town area has been rocked by a spate of gang-related shootings and attacks, believed to be linked to an ongoing turf war over drugs.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said they are investigating whether last night's shooting is gang-related.

"A 26-year-old was fatally wounded and a 41-year-old was shot in the legs and taken to a nearby hospital. An attempted murder case and a murder case have been opened for investigation."

Four people were shot dead in Grassy Park last week in shootings linked to gang violence.

In recent weeks, gang violence in Grassy Park, Lavender Hill and Hanover Park have shocked residents.

Lavender Hill residents said the shootings are a daily occurrence.

Many fear for their lives and the lives of their children.

Western Cape police said they are adapting their gang-fighting strategies on a regular basis.

Provincial police boss Arno Lamoer said some shootings in strife-torn communities may be attributed to infighting in gangs.

There has been a spike in gang-violence in the Hanover Park and Lavender Hill areas after a peace treaty signed by gangs was broken.