Death registered near airport after motorist fires shots at assailants pelting with stones

Death registered near airport after motorist fires shots at assailants pelting with stones
Death registered near airport after motorist fires shots at assailants pelting with stones. Image source: Pixabay

CAPE TOWN – SAPS Western Cape has deployed a heavy contingent of police officials in response to mini bus taxis that were blockading Airport Approach (road leading to Cape Town International Airport) from early morning. An individual was shot dead and three others injured after a motorist was pelted with stones on Airport Approach. The driver responded to the attack by firing several shots. As a result, a death and three injuries were recorded. A murder and attempted murder cases are being investigated. The identities of the deceased person is yet to be determined. The incident has further compounded efforts to clear the road with traffic currently flowing and deployments still in place in the area.

Meanwhile SAPS deployments with the City of Cape Town’s metro police, law enforcement and traffic services are deployed at identified hotspots.

Additional forces including air support are en-route to a number of locations where traffic interruptions and other incidents have been reported.

Regular updates on road closures are available on the City of Cape Town’s website. Commuters and road users are urged to be vigilant on the roads.

Integrated law enforcement deployments remain on hand to deal with unlawful incidents affecting roads users.

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