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Factreton residents demand end to gang violence

Two people were shot and killed during suspected gang crossfire over Easter.

FILE: Hanover Park, Uitsig, Manenberg and Mitchells Plain have also experienced gang-related activity in the past week. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Factreton community is calling for police to come forward with a plan to end violence in the area.

Two people were shot and killed and several others wounded during suspected gang crossfire in the community over the Easter weekend.

The Kensington Factreton Ratepayers Association says residents are in desperate need of additional policing resources to curb gang activity.

Residents in the gang-riddled community of Factreton are planning to embark on a march later this month calling for peace.

Among the wounded is an 11-year-old boy who was shot four times while playing in a park near his home on Sunday afternoon.

The child is currently in a stable condition at Red Cross Children's Hospital.

Meanwhile, three children between the ages of 14 and 17 were caught in a gang crossfire in Hanover Park earlier this week, with only two of them surviving.

Uitsig, Manenberg and Mitchell's Plain have also experienced gang-related activity in the past week.

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