Cops hunt for gunman following multiple murders

Cape Town police are hunting for a second suspect in connection with Mitchells Plain killings.

Relatives of five men who were shot dead in a house in Mitchells Plain on 19 March 2013. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police have launched a manhunt for a second suspect in connection with a shooting in which five Pakistani nationals were killed in Mitchells Plain.

The incident took place in the Rocklands area late on Tuesday.

A young relative of one of the deceased was inconsolable.

"Every time I close my eyes I see him with blood all over his body."

Distraught family members argued with police, demanding they be allowed inside the house, which also served as a business.

"The bodies lay there all night," said the relative.

Rana Ahmed's cousin was one of those gunned down.

He believes this was not simply a robbery.

"This is a target killing. This was not a robbery."

A pool of dried blood marked the scene where one man was shot.

One suspect has been arrested.