Gang violence: Children at risk
Children have been severly affected by escalating gang violence in Cape Town over the past week.
- Gang violence
- Mitchells Plain
- Cape gang violence
- Western Cape gangs
- Cape Town gangs
- Gang crossfire
- Gang violence victim
- Mitchells Plain shooting
- WC gangs
- Red Cross Childrens Hospital
- Gang violence in cape town
- Gang violence in Delft
- Mitchells Plain murders
- Caught in the crossfire
- Gang shooting in Athlone
- Angelique Jordaan
- Athlone teen killed in gang crossfire
- Jucinta Matroos
- Jucinta Matroos shot and killed
CAPE TOWN - Seven children have been directly affected by gang shootings in Cape Town in the past week.
The most recent victim is a 10-year-old girl who was gunned down in WesBank near Delft at the weekend.
Over the same weekend, 12-year-old Jucinta Matroos was buried after being shot in Mitchells Plain a week ago.
Two more teenagers died in the incident and police are investigating a gang link.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross Children's Hospital said a five-year-old boy, who was wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in Athlone, won't be discharged anytime soon.
The young boy was admitted on Friday following a shooting in Kewtown where he was caught in a crossfire.
The hospital's Angelique Jordaan said that at this stage it's unclear how long the boy will stay in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
"The five-year-old is currently in a stable but critical condition. Because he has multiple gunshot wounds, he'll be here for some time."
One teenager died and another was wounded during the same incident.