Alleged gang boss seriously wounded in Elsies River shooting

Violence has escalated in recent weeks, especially in the Elsies River area where four people were killed in a gang shooting last week.

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CAPE TOWN – An alleged gang boss has been seriously wounded in a shooting in Elsies River.

Jerome Booysen, also commonly known as "Donkey", was targeted in a suspected hit on Monday night.

He has apparent links to the shady underworld associated with the nightclub security industry in Cape Town.

Violence has escalated in recent weeks, especially in the Elsies River area where four people were killed in a gang shooting last week.

It’s believed the hit on 52-year-old Booysen was carried out just after 7pm last night.

According to reports, he was shot in the neck and is in a critical condition in a Cape Town hospital.

Sources say Booysen’s shooting is linked to another hit earlier on Monday when his friend Deon Williams was shot and killed.

Three others were also wounded in that incident.

Police officials say an attempted murder investigation has been opened for Booysen’s shooting.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)