Two men shot and wounded in Mitchells Plain

Two men, aged 25 and 26, were shot and wounded in an incident in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town on Friday.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting in the Portlands part of Mitchells Plain are still unknown, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said.

He said that the incident was still under investigation.

"The suspect fled the scene and is yet to be arrested," he added.

News24 previously reported that escalating gang rivalry in Mitchells Plain has resulted in nine murders in less than a month.

According to sources, rival gangsters have been fighting over drug turf in the area.

Of the 10 people wounded in intense gun battles, at least three were children.

On Sunday, a 35-year-old man was shot dead in Westridge. On the same day, a 10-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy became victims of gang violence.

A slew of gunfights spread out over Lentegeur and other smaller areas within the suburb.

News24 understands that members of various gangs, including the Junior Cisko Yakkies, Fancy Boys, Dixie Kids and Nice Time Kids, are fighting each other to control parks in Lentegeur from where they want to sell drugs.

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