One killed, seven wounded in drive-by shooting in Cape Town, South Africa

(Photo by Jimmy Anderson/Getty Creative via CFP)
(Photo by Jimmy Anderson/Getty Creative via CFP)

One woman was killed and seven others wounded in a drive-by shooting in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday night.

Citing local police, News24 reports that the attackers fired indiscriminately at guests attending a birthday party at a house in Montclair Drive, Mandalay, at about 8:20 pm local time.

The attackers then fled the scene.

“The eight victims – aged between 5 and 26 – were admitted to hospital, where [a] 24-year-old female later succumbed to death,” News24 quotes Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut to say.

Traut noted that investigations are underway to determine the motive for the attack. He has appealed to the public to bring forth any information that can lead to the apprehension of the attackers.

“Additional operational forces have been deployed in Lentegeur policing precinct to stabilise the situation and to support the detectives with their investigation. These forces will remain in the area until we are satisfied with the progress of our operational endeavours,” said Traut.

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