Boy (4) stable after being shot in Lavender Hill gang violence

Arrests have not yet been made in connection with the drive-by shooting.

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CAPE TOWN - A 4-year-old boy is in stable condition in hospital after he was caught in a gang crossfire in Lavender Hill earlier this week.

In that shooting, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead.

Arrests have not yet been made in connection with the drive-by shooting.

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“The information that I have at my disposal is that this is gang-related. A drive-by shooting is even worse than someone standing in front of you and shooting you because in a drive-by the bullets are flying all over the show. And unfortunately, this child was caught in the crossfire," said the Steenberg community policing forum's Gavin Walbragh.

That same day, a 6-year-old girl was caught in a gang crossfire in Wesbank and she was wounded.

A man was shot dead in that attack.

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