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Uitsig gang battles claim two lives

Uitsig community says the spike in shooting incidents is worrying.

FILE: Ravensmead police arrested a 21-year-old man in the area and confiscated an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - Two men have been killed during gun battles between rival gangs in Uitsig.

The deaths were reported at the weekend.

Last week, violence flared up between the G-Units and Terribles gangs in the community situated near Ravensmead.

Uitsig community worker David Van Wyk says the spike in shooting incidents is worrying.

"We are worried about the shootings taking place in the area. They are shooting amongst themselves and killing themselves. The worry for me is that youngsters are dying in the area of Uitsig."

Ravensmead police arrested a 21-year-old man in the area and confiscated an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

It's not yet clear whether the arrest is in connection with the gang murders.