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CT Airport shooting suspects still at large

Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen was seriously wounded in Wednesday morning's shooting, along with another man who was hit by a stray bullet.

Two people were wounded during a shooting at the Cape Town International Airport on 18 October 2017. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Gunmen behind an apparent failed hit on a gang boss at Cape Town International Airport are still at large.

Jerome “Donkie” Booysen was seriously wounded in Wednesday morning's shooting, along with another man who was hit by a stray bullet.

At least 20 gunshots rang out during the attempt on Booysen's life.

This time, the venue was high profile and very public.

The shooting at the airport is of particular concern for authorities so close to tourist season.

Provincial Community Safety MEC Dan Plato said: “The impact of the incident is felt across South Africa but also across the world because tourists come from across the world to visit South Africa. This negativity around crime, specifically at a key point like the airport, we cannot tolerate that.”

Bullets hit Booysen in the chest and abdomen, he was rushed to hospital in a private vehicle and underwent emergency surgery.

A family member told Eyewitness News that he's slowly recovering following the surgery.

WATCH: Cape Town International Airport shooting caught on camera

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