Western Cape police have initiated a 72 hour Action Plan following several shooting incidents in the Philippi East area since Friday, 5 July 2019.
On Friday evening, police were alerted to the discovery of bodies of women between the ages of 18 and 26 in Marcus Garvey. On Saturday evening in two separate shooting incidents five males aged between 18 and 39 were shot dead and one injured.
The motive for these shooting incidents remains the subject of an intensive police investigation.
The 72 hour Action Plan in response to this, entails lock down and operations in the area that are conducted by Public Order police, K9 and Flying Squad members. From an investigation perspective, detectives with crime intelligence are hard at work following leads that could result in the arrest of the perpetrators of these incidents.
Meanwhile community members with any information about these heinous acts are urged to contact the investigating officer Warrant Officer Larry Arnoldus 079 880 9822 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information received will be treated with the confidentiality required.
Western Cape police undertake to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and safety as well as calm restored in the area. A further appeal is made to community members to remain calm and allow the police to apprehend those involved.
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