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Bishop Lavis pupils terrified of gangs

A three-year-old girl died in the crossfire during a recent gang shooting in the area.

Bishop Lavis pupils are terrified by gang violence. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Teachers at a Bishop Lavis primary school say they won't let gang violence get in the way of teaching.

A three-year-old girl died in the crossfire of a recent gang shooting in the area.

Eyewitness News visited the Lavis Drive Primary School to find out how teachers and learners are affected by gang warfare.

Grade 3 learners at the school said they heard the gunshots that may have killed the three-year-old girl over the weekend.

One learner said he was terrified because the shootings can happen at any time of the day.

"I am often scared to come to school when the shootings happen. I don't think it's right that they're shooting. And a bullet may land in my leg."

Lavis Drive Primary's headmistress Lucille Mellion said they advised parents to collect their children whenever there were shooting incidents during school hours.