A man was shot dead inside the Mitchells Plain Day Hospital on Monday in full view of patients, and mere metres from the local police station.
The police are on the hunt for a male suspect after a fatal shooting in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain, on Monday morning.
Western Cape Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said no arrests had yet been made.
“This office can confirm that the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23-year-old man are being investigated after he was shot and killed by an unknown suspect this morning at around 10:45 at the Mitchells Plain Day Hospital.
“The suspect fled the scene and he is yet to be arrested. The motive is unknown,” Traut said.
Mitchells Plain Community Police Forum chairperson Abe Isaacs expressed dismay that the murder had taken place in a health facility.
He said it was unclear if the shooting was gang-related.
Gang tensions have recently flared up in Beacon Valley, Eastridge and Tafelsig, and an urgent plan to deal with the “genocide on the Cape Flats”, which he described as a “silent civil war”, needed to be formulated by the police, Isaacs insisted.
City of Cape Town Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason confirmed that a fatal shooting took place at a clinic in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain.
“It’s believed a man and his girlfriend were sitting in the day hospital awaiting treatment. A male suspect then entered the premises. He shot the victim several times. The victim… was fatally wounded.
“From the information we have received, it’s believed the suspect is known to the woman, who survived the incident.
“There were no further injuries,” Dyason said.