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Elsies River community seeks help in battle against gang violence

Community members of Elsies River in Cape Town say they desperately need more police officers to assist in the battle against gang violence.

FILE: Metro Police gather in a Elsies River street. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Community members of Elsies River in Cape Town say they desperately need more police officers to assist in the battle against gang violence.

Three-year-old Jaylin Alexander was shot in the face during a gang shooting in Leonsdale earlier this week. A gangster was killed.

The girl was seriously wounded when a stray bullet hit her in the face.

Jaylin and her friends were playing outside when shots were fired.

The community of Elsies is now calling on police to deploy more officers.

“As a community we find the incident that left little Jaylin injured unacceptable. How long must innocent children suffer in Elsies River?”

The little girl is currently in ICU.