Gang violence claims more lives

Another man has lost his life due to the ongoing gang violence in Hanover Park.

Another victim of the gang violence in Hanover Park. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Yet another man has been gunned down in Hanover Park, bringing to four the number of people killed in gang-related violence since Friday.

The shootings have continued despite increased police presence in the troubled area.

In the latest incident, a 28-year-old man was gunned down in the early hours of Monday morning.

The police's Andre Traut says officers were quick to arrest two suspects, one of which is linked to a shooting on Friday.

"He is connected to another murder. In that incident, a 38-year-old man was shot and killed."

Three people were killed during a series of shootings in Hanover Park at the weekend.

One of the victims was believed to have been linked to the notorious Americans gang.

Several communities including Lavender Hill and Hanover Park have been battling gang violence in recent months.

Around 30 people, including children, have been killed in the ongoing violence.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille believes the army should be deployed to assist police in fighting gangs.

In July, she wrote to President Jacob Zuma requesting that troops be deployed to gang-infested areas to tackle the problem.

But the president said the army was not equipped to deal with civilians.