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Cops appeal to Worcester community to help fight gangsterism

Last night two people died in shootings in Avian Park, bringing to five the number of gang-related murders in the area in a week.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Police have appealed to Worcester residents to help them combat gangsterism.

Last night two people died in shootings in Avian Park, bringing to five the number of gang-related murders in the area in a week.

Part of the R46 highway remains closed due to the upsurge in violence.

Despite it being a public holiday on Tuesday the streets in Avian Park are eerily quiet and the play grounds empty.

Police patrols have been stepped up with additional officers being deployed.

Residents say they live in fear of being caught in gang crossfire following a spate of deadly shootings.

Last night, nine homes of alleged gangsters and their families were torched.

Authorities have appealed to community members to come forward with information that could assist in their investigations.

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