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Five shot in Cape taxi violence

It's understood two taxis were shot at in the Seawinds area near Muizenberg.

FILE:Five people have been shot and wounded in the latest taxi violence incident in Cape Town. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Five people have been shot and wounded in what's believed to be a crime linked to ongoing taxi violence in the Western Cape.

It's understood two minibus taxis were shot at in the Seawinds area near Muizenberg earlier today.

Police suspect the latest shooting is linked to a long-standing feud between rival taxi associations over routes in Cape Town's southern suburbs.

At least eight people have been gunned down in recent weeks.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said a case of attempted murder has been opened.

He urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stop.

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