Families 'still in shock' following fatal MacDonald's shooting

McDonald's Sechaba Motsieloa says he has been visiting the families of the affected workers.

The bullet-ridden taxi in Blue Downs after police mistakenly opened fire on it, killing two of the occupants. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - McDonald's says the workers and the affected families who were involved in a police shooting incident in Blue Downs are still in shock.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is currently investigating a case in which police allegedly mistook a taxi carrying workers from the fast food outlet, for a vehicle involved in an armed robbery in Kuils River.

Police allegedly shot at the taxi, killing two McDonald's workers and wounding three others.

Corporate affairs director Sechaba Motsieloa says he has been visiting the families of the affected workers.

"Everybody is still in shock, particularly when they realised it was the police who mistakenly shot them. Different family members are struggling differently and our role at the moment is to look at how we can assist them."

The fatal shooting comes less than three weeks since a Nando's employee was shot dead in Dunoon allegedly by police, who had opened fire on a taxi they believed had been used in an ATM robbery.

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