Tafelsig has seen a spate of shootings after a total of five people between the ages of 13 and 22 were shot. The incident took place at a matric party along Plattekloof Street.
According to IOL, police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk indicated that cases of attempted murder were under investigation after a gunman, who was inside a motor vehicle, opened fire. Arrests are yet to be made.
“Mitchells Plain SAPS received a complaint of a shooting in Plattekloof Street, Tafelsig. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered that five persons aged between 13 and 22 had been injured. All victims were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
“According to reports, the injured persons were at a matric ball party at the mentioned address, where they were standing in the street busy gambling and smoking. When a car, only described as a white car, with no other details, then came driving down the road, one of the occupants in the car then started shooting at them, and everyone ran in different directions.”
“The motive for the incident appears to be gang-related. Cases of attempted murder were opened for further investigation,” Van Wyk said.
Meanwhile, two children died in a house fire at Wallacedene on Sunday, December 5. The six-year-old girl and the boy, aged three, had suffered serious burn wounds and were declared dead on the scene.
Firefighters were dispatched to the house after midnight, where backyard structures also caught alight.
A police investigation is underway.