Three young females including a teenager were shot in the head execution-style in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday evening, September 27.
Western Cape police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, September 28, said police have instituted the 72-hour activation plan for the mobilisation of resources in search of the suspect who shot and killed the young women.
Reports from the scene indicate that residents at the TT Block informal settlement recall hearing gunshots after 20:00. A few minutes later the bodies of young women aged 17, 20 and 21 were discovered in a passage between the shacks. The victims had all been shot in their heads,” Potelwa stated.
“As investigations into the murders continue, the motive for the shooting incident is yet to be determined.
“Anyone with information about the incident that could assist the police investigations is urged to contact police on Crime Stop 08600 10111 or submit information via My SAPS App. Information received will be handled in strict confidence.
Meanwhile, local media reported that Khayelitsha community has been rocked by gender-based violence and femicide over the past few months.
Recently, a memorial service was held for Nomandla Mthathi, 34, who was stabbed to death, allegedly by a friend of her boyfriend.past few months.
Recently, a memorial service was held for Nomandla Mthathi, 34, who was stabbed to death, allegedly by a friend of her boyfriend.