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Boy (13) killed in gang crossfire

Police say no arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old Hanover Park boy.

A 13-year-old Hanover park boy was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting on Saturday 29 March 2014. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police say no arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old Hanover Park boy.

The teenager was caught in the crossfire of a gang-shooting on Saturday, the third such incident in which a child has died due to gang violence in Cape Town this month.

The police's Andre Traut says, "On Saturday evening at 20:50 a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by an unknown suspect, who fled the scene and is yet to be arrested. The circumstances of the matter are being investigated."

Earlier this month a 10-year-old girl was killed and at least four others wounded in a suspected gang shooting in WesBank.

No arrests have been made.

Traut says, "The suspects fled the scene and have not been arrested as yet. Anyone with information is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop."

At the beginning of March a 16-year-old boy was killed in a suspected gang-related shooting in Athlone.

The police's Thembinkosi Kinana said, "According to the information, the teenager was coming from school when he was caught in the crossfire."

A 31-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

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