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Anti-gang unit deployed in Mitchells Plain after 4 shot dead

On Tuesday, a vehicle pulled up at the house and fired multiple shots killing three men and a woman.

FILE: Members of the SA Police Service’s Anti-Gang Unit are seen in Hanover Park, Cape Town, during the launch of the specialised unit on 2 November 2018. Picture: @SAgovnews/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Anti-Gang Unit members have been deployed to Portlands in Mitchells Plain where four people were shot dead.

On Tuesday, a vehicle pulled up at the house and fired multiple shots killing three men and a woman.

The Mitchells Plain community policing forum's Abie Isaacs said the house had been problematic in the past.

He said residents were shocked by the incident, adding that it was a relatively quiet area.

"Seventy-nine has been a problematic house. They didn’t sell from there but people gathered there and did some stuff."

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