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Grassy Park 'drug den' torched

One person was been shot dead when a house was attacked and allegedly petrol bombed overnight.

A suspected drug den in was petrol bombed on Tuesday 30 July 2013 overnight in 6th Avenue, Grassy Park Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN

CAPE TOWN - One person has been shot dead and a suspected drug den torched in Grassy Park.

While details remain unclear it's understood a house in Sixth Avenue was attacked on Tuesday night and allegedly petrol bombed.

The police's Tembinkosi Kinana said, "We're investigating a case of arson and murder. Any acts of lawlessness cannot be allowed. No one is allowed to take the law into their own hands."

The Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF)'s Phillip Bam has told Eyewitness News this isn't the first time the suspected drug den has been targeted.

"The community gets frustrated with police inaction. In that particular area the CPF has had continuous complaints about that particular premises and others in the Sixth Avenue area as well."

No arrests have been made.

It is also unclear whether the incident is related to a recent spate of explosions in Athlone and surrounding areas.

Last week a car dealership and a house in Surrey Estate were targeted.