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  • Updated: June 02, 2023

Two Wounded, Others Killed In South Africa's Gang-Related Shootings

Two Wounded, Others Killed In South Africa's Gang-Related Sh

Two Wounded, Two Killed In South Africa's Gang-related Shootings

Two children were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in Cape Town, South Africa while another two young men were killed during the shooting. 

On Wednesday around 10 a.m., two suspects entered a house in Oatlands Close, Westridge, Mitchells Plain, and opened fire on people.

They shot and killed Ibrahim Abrahams, 24, and Farouk Jennicka, 18, before fleeing the scene, injuring a 2-year-old boy's leg and wounding two other victims.

No one has been arrested in connection with the double homicide.

"He lived with his father in Tafelsig, but I would see him every morning before he went to school," Farouk's grandmother, Gabeba Ariefdien, 71, said.

“However, on that day he didn’t come, I asked my husband if Farouk was around and he said no, and that was unusual.

“While I was still in bed I heard people shouting about a shooting.

"My daughter went to the house and found Farouk’s body on the floor, he had passed on already.

“His girlfriend lived there and so he frequented the house.”

The devastated grandmother told media houses that Farouk was innocent.

“He was a learner at Westridge High School, where he was in Grade 11.

“He just celebrated his 18th birthday last Wednesday and a week later he was murdered.

“I am shattered, I don’t even know if I’m coming or going.”

Sergeant Wesley Twigg, a police spokesperson, stated that the circumstances surrounding the shooting were being investigated.

“According to reports the victims were sitting in the yard when they were approached by unknown suspects who started shooting at them.

“The 18 and 24-year-old victims were declared deceased on the scene by medical personnel, while the other victims were taken to medical facilities for medical treatment.

“The motive for the attack has yet to be established.

“The suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested. Mitchells Plain police registered cases of murder and attempted murder for investigation.”

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