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Five killed, two wounded in Delft violence

It’s not yet clear whether the incidents are related and the motives remain unknown.

file: Officer Jacqueline Ruka pointing to where a 17-year old was shot and wounded in Delft. Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Five people have been shot and killed after violence flared up in the Delft community over the past two days.

It's not yet clear whether the incidents are related and the motives remain unknown.

On Wednesday night, two people including a known drug lord were gunned down.

The shootings happened minutes apart.

At around 5am yesterday, a third shooting was reported in Roosendal.

The violence continued last night when two more people were killed and two teenagers wounded.

Delft Community Policing Forum caretaker chairperson Reginald Maart said: "At the moment we are very disturbed by the spate of murders and the community is also disturbed by the shootings happening in the area for the last two, three nights."

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