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More children the victim of gang shootings

A boy (10) was murdered & two others wounded in Beacon Valley on Tuesday.

A 10-year-old boy was murdered & two others wounded in a drive by shooting in Beacon Valley on 15 July 2014. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - A 10-year-old Mitchells Plain boy has been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting while two others were wounded in an attack in Beacon Valley on Tuesday night.

"According to the reports the victims were attacked by a white Honda with six occupants which appeared and fired shots at them," says the police's Thembinkosi Kinana.

The Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) says it is saddened by the shooting.

The Mitchells Plain CPF's Albie Isaacs says, "We extend our condolences to the family of the deceased. We further ask the community to come forward with information to assist authorities in finding and arresting the alleged suspects."

Over the past few weeks, at least three children have been shot and wounded in the crossfire between suspected gangs in Wesbank near Delft.

Children's rights group Molo Songololo says it is tragic that children are increasingly falling prey to gang-related shootings in Cape Town.

Molo Songololo's Patrick Solomons says, "It has been a priority of the police, to increase attempted to quell the gang violence. However, the biggest concern we have is that there seems to be no end to this and children continue to be at risk."

A young girl is in a stable condition on hospital, after she was shot in the back by a stray bullet on Monday night.

A one-year-old girl was also wounded in gang crossfire in the same area last week.

She has since been discharged from hospital.

In a separate incident a five-month-old baby was shot in the face while his mother was killed in an attack outside their home in Delft.

While police are loath to confirm if all these incidents are gang related, many have the hallmarks of gangsterism.