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Attorney William Booth survives attempted hit at home

Shots were fired at him while he was in his garage. Eyewitness News understands Booth was not injured in the attempted hit.

William Booth. Picture: williambooth.co.za

CAPE TOWN - Well known Cape Town criminal lawyer William Booth has survived an attempt on his life.

It happened at his home on Thursday morning.

Shots were fired at him while he was in his garage.

Eyewitness News understands Booth was not injured.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident at William Booth's residence in the Cape Town city bowl.

An attempted murder case has been opened.

Officers said that two armed suspects, wearing surgical face masks, shot at Booth.

They, however, missed.

After the shooting, the duo fled the scene and have not yet been arrested.

Eyewitness News has been in contact with Booth who has confirmed the incident but does not want to comment at this stage.

This isn't the first such incident.

In October 2018, prominent defence lawyer Pete Mihalik was assassinated while dropping his children off at school in Green Point.

Three men were charged with his murder.

In 2016, another defence lawyer, Noorudien Hassan, was gunned down outside his home in Lansdowne. Booth received a death threat after his colleague, Hassan, was shot.

Hassan also worked closely with Mihalik before his murder on several high profile gang-related cases in the Cape.