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Hout Bay shooting: taxi violence linked to death of four [video]

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The death of four people in the Hout Bay shooting has been linked to an ongoing turf war between two rival groups.

As reported by EWN, residents of Imizamo Yethu were rocked by the sounds of gunshots on Monday morning.

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It is alleged that unidentified suspects opened fire in the area near the police station. Four people were killed by the gunshots, and two more were injured.

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The police were able to confirm that the gunmen had opened fire on a group of taxis that were parked alongside the road.

Authorities, who were clearing the scene, were seemingly targeted too. It is not yet known what motivated the killings.

However, ward councillor, Roberto Miguel Quintas revealed that this shooting could be directly linked to the ongoing taxi violence between two rival groups.

This shooting occurs a week after a man — thought to be a taxi driver — was shot and killed in Hout Bay.

“The situation, although currently calm, is potentially volatile and as such residents are advised to please use alternative routes such as Victoria or Chapman’s Peak,” the ward councillor warned.

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One Hout Bay resident, Vanessa Sandes, watched on from her window, and in the far distance, she could hear the hail of gunshots that echoed through the foothills of the town.

Watch: Hout Bay resident captures sound of gunshots linked to killings

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