Shootout in Cape black township kills five


Five people were shot and killed in Lingelethu West in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

Lt-Col Andrè Traut said a man shot at patrons in a tavern on Saturday night, after an argument.

“Three victims died on the scene and [another] two succumbed today [Sunday] in hospital,” Traut said.

Two other wounded victims were being treated in hospital.

The man fled the scene and was still at large.

“The investigation will be prioritised so that we can apprehend the suspect as soon as possible,” he said. – Sapa