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One man dies in taxi shooting

A 60-year-old man was killed in the crossfire between his colleague & another taxi operator.

Police and metro police officers comb the scene of a shooting at the Bellville Taxi Rank. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Bellville taxi driver on Thursday said the taxi operator allegedly shot and killed by his colleague was actually not the target.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the killing of the a 60-year-old man believed to be from Kraaifontein are still being investigated.

They believe an argument may have sparked the shoot out.

A 59-year-old man is currently in police custody and will be charged with murder.

A driver who saw the incident as it happened said two associations based at the taxi rank have been involved in a squabble for sometime.

"The taxi driver and the colleague he shot were in the same association. But he didn't mean to shoot his colleague, that happened in the crossfire, when he had the intention of shooting someone else."

The police's Andre Traut said: "We have reason to believe that this incident could be linked to the taxi industry."