1 child dead, another wounded in gang related shooting

The young female victims are said to have been caught in the crossfire between rival gangs in Bishop Lavis.

Bishop Lavis Police are investigating a case of murder and one of attempted murder.Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The police in Bishop Lavis have launched a manhunt after a 12-year-old girl was gunned down in a suspected gang shooting.

It's alleged the girl was caught in the crossfire between two rival gangs while walking to the local arcade with a friend on Saturday.

Her 15-year-old friend was reportedly shot at least six times in the incident.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana says the 15-year-old victim is currently in hospital.

"We can confirm that cases of murder and attempted murder are under investigation, after the incident which occurred on Saturday at Short Street."