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One person shot in the face inside a vehicle, five injured at a matric celebration party

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On December 5, five people aged 13 to 22 were shot and injured while attending a matric party on Plattekloof Street in Tafelsig, Mitchell's Plain.

According to police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk, the injured people were standing in the street gambling and smoking when a white car drove down the road, one of the occupants shooting, causing everyone to flee in different directions.

The unidentified suspects fled the scene, leaving five people injured.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Captain van Wyk went on to say that cases of attempted murder were being investigated.

“The motive for the incident appears to be gang-related. Cases of attempted murder were opened for further investigation,” Van Wyk said.

So far, no arrests have been made.


On December 7, a 30-year-old man was shot on Jonkershoek Street and taken to a hospital in Mitchells Plain.

The man was allegedly walking down Jonkershoek Street in Tafelsig when four unknown males approached him and shot at him.

“Police are investigating a case of attempted murder. The motive for the attack is gang-related," Van Wyk.

In a second incident on December 7, 2021, a 21-year-old man was shot inside a car on Huguenot Street shortly after 4 a.m.

The male was shot in the face, and his car window was shattered as a result.

“The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his face. The victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Police are investigating a case of attempted murder. The motive for the attack is gang-related."

No one has been arrested as of yet.

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