Saturday , October 16 2021

Dead man, two wounded in shooting outside the Cape Town mosque



A 29-year-old man has been shot dead and two seriously injured in an attack outside a Cape Town mosque, according to Western Cape police.  (Photo: André Damons)

A 29-year-old man has been shot dead and two seriously injured in an attack outside a Cape Town mosque, according to Western Cape police. (Photo: André Damons)

  • One man was killed and two were injured in a shooting in Wynberg.
  • The shooting happened Friday in front of a local mosque.
  • It is believed to be related to gangs.

A 29-year-old man was shot dead and two more are fighting for life in hospital after a shooting at the Cape Town mosque on Friday.

The three men were shot at about 1:50 p.m. on the corner of Mars and Park roads after prayers in Wynberg on Friday.

Western Cape police spokesman FC van Wyk confirmed the death.

“The injured victims were taken to a nearby medical center for medical treatment,” he said.

The vice president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Sheikh Riad Fataar, said there were allegations that the shooting was related to a gang.

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“While the community could be armed, the Muslim Judicial Council is asking for calm and leaving the police with their work and investigations.”

Van Wyk said the gunmen had fled the scene and had been arrested.

Wynberg police are investigating murder cases and attempted murders.

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