Man killed in suspected gang shooting

A woman was also injured in Wednesday morning’s shooting in Mitchells Plain.

FILE: A man has been shot dead and a woman wounded in a suspected gang shooting in Mitchells Plain. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - A man has been shot dead and a woman wounded in a suspected gang shooting in Mitchells Plain.

The incident took place near Town Centre on Wednesday morning.

Metro EMS spokesperson Robert Daniels says, "In what is suspected to be a gang-related incident at 9am this morning in an industrial area, a 27-year-old male was shot dead. A female in her early 20s, who was with him, was wounded and taken to hospital with minor injuries."

Several people, including children, have been killed in gang violence in several Caper Town communities in recent months.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer on Tuesday said gang violence was under control.

He believes police are slowly winning the war on gangs.