Gang-related shooting sees six killed in Ocean View

The Western Cape’s Anti-Gang Unit are on the manhunt for three suspects, after six men were shot dead in Ocean View, on Wednesday morning.

 COURTESY - Facebook: Councillor Simon Liell-Cock

The police’s Novela Potelwa said the motive for the shooting is suspected to be gang related.

‘’Reports from the scene indicate that a vehicle pulled up in front of a house in Neptune Lane in Ocean View at approximately 10:50. The occupants of the vehicle went inside the house and  started shooting at individuals inside the premises,’’ said Brigadier Novela Potelwa.

’Five men between the ages of 20 and 50 were as a result killed while a sixth person who was transported to a medical facility after sustaining gunshot wounds, was confirmed as having died upon arrival in hospital,’’ she added.

No arrests has been made as yet.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or via the MySAPSApp.

 The Western Cape’s Police Oversight & Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, has called on anyone with information to come forward. Allen says he is perturbed by the incident.

‘’I’m deeply upset about the fatal shooting… As the investigations are unfolding I urge anyone with information to immediately share it with SAPS so that perpetrators can be held accountable and be arrested. Clearly these are heartless criminals who do not deserve to be amongst us and should be behind bars. As a society let us assist all law enforcement agencies to combat crime, particularly murder. We cannot have any of our communities experience a mass shooting or a horrific crime such as this, nor should they be living in fear about ruthless criminals potentially entering their homes or committing similar offences.”

Simon Liell-Cock, Ward 61 councillor, which includes areas of Ocean View, Kommetjie, Simon’s Town, described the incident as tragic. Cock says more needs to be done for the youth for them not to get involved in criminal activities.

‘’It is unfortunate for us as a community, because we were becoming peaceful as the years gone by. We have done work with Neigbourhood Watches, Community Policing Forum, SAPS, and Law Enforcement Officers, as Ocean View had only one murder last year, so this is a blow to us,’’ said Simon Liell-Cock, Ward 61 councillor.

‘’It’s tragic to those involved. It’s tragic that our youth gets involved in gangs and we are hoping to see less and less of this, with more outlets for youth. I am trying to work with pastors and the City [of Cape Town] to try and do more for our youth, because they are not enticed to our gangs as there are only two outlets for gangs. The youngest that died is 20 and it is not right to lose their lives that young,’’ he added.

Done By: Mitchum George


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