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Five teens struck in Mitchell’s Plain drive-by shooting

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Five families in Beacon Valley have been struck by a senseless tragedy after the deadly shooting that took place in the Mitchell’s Plain community, on Thursday.

Mitchell’s Plain drive-by claims two teen lives

According to Daily Voice‘s Ludidi Velani, five teenage boys, aged between 13 and 18, were ambushed in a drive-by shooting on the corner of Cadillac and Riley Streets at around 20:50.

Two of the teens, aged 13 and 18, unfortunately, suffered fatal gunshot wounds and by the time emergency medics arrived on the scene, nothing more could be done.

In the case of the 18-year-old, police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut detailed the condition he was found in.

“At the corner of Cadillac and Austin Streets Beacon Valley, there was a body of an 18-year-old male found with gunshot wounds to his neck. The victim was declared dead on the scene by medical personnel,” he said.

Police need community assistance in tracking down suspects

We understand that the three surviving victims have been receiving medical treatment. For investigators, the boys will be crucial in tracking down the suspects involved in this senseless violence.

Traut indicated that, thus far, eyewitness accounts suggest that detectives ought to be looking for a white vehicle.

“According to reports, the occupants of a white vehicle opened fire at the victims. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage, and the suspects are yet to be arrested,” he said.

At this time, Mitchell’s Plein police will hope to receive the full cooperation of the Beacon Valley community in finding the armed and dangerous suspects who still roam the streets.

Whether the teens were the direct target of the shooters, is a question that has not been ruled out by the police.