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Two people shot dead outside CT court

The shooting took place outside the Atlantis Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Gun & magazine. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Two people were shot and killed outside the Atlantis Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

A third man was wounded in the crossfire.

The motive for the shooting is unclear at this stage, but there are claims that the shooting could be gang related.

The police's Andre Traut said, "Two men in their 20s were shot and killed, while a third person escaped with serious injuries. No one has been arrested as yet."

Meanwhile, several people have been killed in gang-related violence throughout the city since January.

On Wednesday evening, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in Retreat.

Monray Rhoda was with a friend at the time of the shooting but he escaped unharmed.

Traut said two suspects fled the scene.

Law enforcement officials on Wednesday launched an operation in the area to clamp down on crime and violence.

Operation 'Choke' comes after a spate of gang violence, mainly in Lavender Hill, saw several people killed over the last few weeks.

As part of the operation, officials plan to conduct more roadblocks and raids in gang riddled areas.

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