Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Grassy Park, Cape Town, has been plagued by a series of shooting incidents in recent weeks, culminating in a tragic event on Wednesday, March 13, where two individuals were targeted in a brazen attack.

Before 7 pm, the tranquility of Stable Road was shattered by the sound of more than a dozen gunshots, resulting in the injury of two individuals.

A disturbing video, circulating widely on social media, captures the chilling moment when a vehicle drives down the road, seemingly deserted. Suddenly, gunfire erupts: a single shot followed by a barrage of bullets. A man is seen fleeing down the road, while another falls to the ground after being hit. Shockingly, the assailant approaches the fallen victim and continues firing, eventually claiming the victim’s life.

Sergeant Wesley Twigg, spokesperson for the Western Cape police, confirmed that Grassy Park police are actively investigating the incident.

“Grassy Park police are investigating a murder and an attempted murder case, following a shooting incident on the corner of Perth and Stable Roads, Grassy Park on Wednesday, March 13, 2024,” Sergeant Twigg stated. “A 35-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded, while another 35-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to a medical facility for treatment.”

The motive behind the attack remains under investigation, with the suspect(s) still at large.

Expressing profound concern over the escalating violence, a resident of Grassy Park, speaking anonymously for fear of reprisals, lamented the pervasive threat of criminality in the community.

“I’ve lived in Grassy Park for years, and it’s heartbreaking to see how gangs and lawlessness have taken hold,” the resident shared with IOL. “The shootings are relentless, and the safety of my family is a constant worry. Crime has become a grim reality, and despite efforts by the police, the ruthless actions of these criminals persist, posing a grave danger to us all.”

The police have appealed to the public for assistance, urging anyone with information regarding the shooting to come forward and contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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