Three women shot dead in Khayelitsha

Police say the bodies of the young women - aged between 17 and 21 - were discovered in a passage between the shacks on Monday night.

FILE: Police have now instituted a 72-hour activation plan to mobilise resources to find their killers. Picture: Thomas Holder/Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - Three young women have been shot dead in Khayelitsha.

Residents at the TT Block informal settlement claim they heard gunshots at around 8 pm on Monday.

Police say just a few minutes later, the bodies of the young women - aged between 17 and 21 - were discovered in a passage between the shacks.

The police's Novela Potelwa said: “All three victims had sustained gun shot wounds to their heads.”

Police have now instituted a 72-hour activation plan to mobilise resources to find their killers.

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