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Man (20) arrested following fatal Eastridge Clinic shooting

According to community safety groups, the gunman entered the facility on a scooter. He shot the victim and fled.

Eastridge Clinic was temporarily closed on Monday but is open on Tuesday although services are limited. Picture: Jody Khan

CAPE TOWN - A 20-year-old suspect has been arrested for a fatal shooting at Eastridge Clinic in Mitchells Plain.

A 23-year-old father was shot dead there just after 10h00 on Monday.

The murder victim and his girlfriend were apparently at the clinic to immunise their child at the time of the shooting.

According to community safety groups, the gunman entered the facility on a scooter. He shot the victim and fled.

The father died on the scene. No one else was wounded.

Mayoral committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says the clinic is open on Tuesday but with limited services.

“The city will be providing trauma counselling and support to staff and members who were on duty at the time.”

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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