Memorial service for slain Delft matric pupil

Nineteen-year-old Lorenzo De Kock was killed in a gang-related incident at the weekend.

FILE: Gang violence has been flaring up in Delft, Mitchells Plain and Ravensmead. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A memorial service for one of the five people shot dead in Delft will be held on Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Lorenzo De Kock, who was in matric, was killed in Delft at the weekend.

He was one of five victims of gang violence.

Fearful residents are now calling for additional policing in the gang-riddled area.

But police say they are struggling to deal with the spate of violent crimes in the community.

Some Delft community members say they're gripped by fear following the five murders.

They say gang activity must be stopped.

When Eyewitness News visited De Kock's neighbourhood, Roosendal, on Tuesday, there were visible reminders of the gang violence in the area.

Some windows have been shattered by bullets and signs believed to be messages from rival gangs marking their territory are spray-painted on walls and on the surfaces of the streets.

De Kock was gunned down near his home on Friday afternoon just hours before he was due to attend his valedictory service.

Residents say he was a well-known and respectful boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

At the same time, a 30-year-old man has been killed and several others wounded in a shooting in Bonteheuwel.

The police's Andre Traut says the incident happened at about 8pm on Tuesday night.

He says police are investigating the incident.

In a separate instance, six teenagers were shot and wounded in Vrygrond near Muizenberg.

No suspects were arrested and the incident is being investigated.