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Two shot dead in Mitchells Plain

Two men have been killed in an apparent drive by-shooting in Mitchells Plain.

Two men have been killed in an apparent drive by-shooting in Mitchells Plain. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two men have been shot and killed in an apparent drive by-shooting in Mitchells Plain.

The incident occurred in Tafelsig on Monday.

It is thought to be gang-related but police are unable to confirm this.

The police's Andre Traut says, "The circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men are being investigated. Two men aged 40 and 16 were shot and killed. The suspect fled the scene and is yet to be arrested. The motive is unknown."

Meanwhile, a suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting which claimed the life of a six-year-old Mitchells Plain girl.

Hope van der Merwe was gunned down in Lentegeur on Monday.

Another boy and an 18-year-old male were also wounded.

It is believed the gunman may have targeted the teenager.

At the same time, Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie has been working with Cape communities to end gang violence.