Gang violence on the increase

At least 13 children have become innocent victims of gang rival bullets in the past four months.

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CAPE TOWN - At least 13 children have become innocent victims of gangster's bullets in Cape Town over the past four months.

It appears gangs are showing no signs of stopping.

Last week, a three-year-old girl survived being shot six times in Hanover Park.

On Wednesday, eight-year-old Junaid Mackenzie was shot in the head after being caught in crossfire between rival gangs.

And on Thursday evening, the body of a man was found in a car, riddled with bullets.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said the motive remains unclear.

"The vehicle was left standing at a set of traffic lights in Grassy Park with the 35-year-old male in the passenger seat."