Three die in suspected gang violence

No arrests have been made following the suspected gang shootings in Cape Town.

The scene where a taxi driver and one of his passengers were fatally wounded in a shooting in Retreat on 21 January 2014. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Suspected gang violence has claimed the lives of at least three people across Cape Town today.

A taxi driver and a woman were shot dead on Tuesday morning when gunmen opened fire on the vehicle in Retreat.

New mother Leslin Mentoor was taking a taxi to work for the first time since going on maternity leave when she and the driver were fatally wounded.

The 26-year-old, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, was sitting behind the taxi driver when men opened fire on the vehicle as it was travelling alongside Concert Boulevard.

Meanwhile, police are still on the scene of another shooting near a primary school in Lentegeur

in Mitchells Plain where a man was gunned down.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says no arrests have been made.

"Circumstances surrounding this incident are still unknown. We've opened a double murder case for investigation."

Authorities believe both incidents are gang related.