At least 5 people killed in Ceres shooting incident

Police said that they were searching for three suspects.

FILE: Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - Five people have been killed in Ceres.

Gunmen opened fire at a taxi rank on Tuesday morning - four people died on the scene.

A fifth victim died in hospital.

Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said that it could be linked to lingering tensions in the taxi industry.

"Provincial detectives are combing the scene for clues following a shooting incident that saw three suspects alighting a taxi and firing several shots in the direction of vehicles at a taxi rank in Ceres on Tuesday morning. Five men were killed during the incident. The shooting is believed to be taxi-conflict related."

The three suspects are still on the run.

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