Four people were wounded in Bellville after being shot on an open field in Bellrail Road, in what is suspected to be a taxi-related shooting.
According to IOL, it is alleged that an unknown gunman in a taxi randomly opened fire at other taxis, which resulted in two women and two men having to be transported to a hospital in the surrounding area for medical attention.
Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk stated that four attempted murder cases have been registered for investigation.
“Crime scene experts are currently on the scene combing the area for clues, after a shooting incident [Monday] morning at about 11:50 at an open field in Bellrail Road, close to the fire department in Bellville.
“According to reports the occupants of an unknown taxi randomly fired several shots at taxis wounding four persons [ages unknown]. The injured persons, two females and two males were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. Suspects [are] unknown at this stage [and] the investigation is still ongoing,” said Van Wyk.
Meanwhile, Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell’s spokesperson, Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdak, said that they are in contact with police after being informed of the incident.
“We are in contact with SAPS and will continue to be updated on the situation as they investigate whether the incident can be linked to taxi violence,” said Makoba-Somdaka.