South Africa: Two Suspects Arrested Following Shooting of 10 Year Old in Tafelsig

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Mitchell's Plain SAPS and Anti-Gang Unit members responded to a random shooting between rivals gangs in Tafelsig last night, that saw a 10-year old girl being killed. Police arrested two suspects. The first suspect, aged 26 was arrested in Olifantshoek Street in Tafelsig. Shortly thereafter a 21-year old with an unlicensed firearm was also arrested not far from the scene. Both suspects are believed to have strong links with local gangs.

Meanwhile there is a heavy police presence in the area comprising of Mitchell's Plain police, Operation Lockdown forces as well as Anti-Gang Unit members in an effort to create safety and prevent flare-ups. The deployments will remain in the area until calm is restored.

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